Upcoming Events in Ireland

Portlaw Woods Wildlife Walk, 27th of August 2014

As part of National Heritage Week, Andrew Harrington will lead a wildlife walk in Portlaw Woods, Co. Waterford on Wednesday the 27th of August, starting from the main car park at 7:30pm. Find out about the wide range of Ireland’s native woodland mammals that live here, including red squirrels, pine martens, stoats and bats, and the work that the MISE Project is carrying out on them in this part of Waterford. Please bring good walking boots/willies and rain gear, this walk will take approximately two hours. This event is free and all are welcome to attend! For more information on this event, please contact Andrew at aharrington@waterfordcouncil.ie or 086-4135544.

Forest Mammal Survey, 5th July 2014

The Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE) Project is pleased to invite volunteers to attend a Forest Mammal Survey on Saturday the 5th of July, where we will survey for signs of pine marten, fox, deer and squirrels. Scats (faeces) will be collected for DNA analysis at Waterford Institute of Technology and other mammal signs, such as squirrel activity will be recorded with a view to conducting future hair-tube studies in the area. This day-long event will start at 9.30 am in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan for a short talk and briefing. Volunteers will then be divided into survey teams, led by an experienced member of the MISE team, and allocated one to two woodlands. The event will be finished by 5 pm.

Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear and a packed lunch. The day will require walking in woodlands and uneven terrain with the possibility of adverse weather conditions. The event is free to attend and no previous experience is required, but places are limited to 20 people and booking is required. Please contact Andrew Harrington, MISE Project Officer at Waterford City and County Council at aharrington@waterfordcouncil.ie or 086-4135544. The MISE project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Ireland-Wales Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG IVA).