Woodland Bird Identification with Dot Blakely
On Site Wednesday 20th April 10am-12pm
Join with bird expert Dot Blakely to improve your knowledge of woodland bird species. Learn the skills to help identify the birds in your local woodland habitats. You’ll explore the woodland through its birdlife, bird song and discover the importance of a biodiverse woodland habitat for our local bird populations.
Tree Folklore with Judy Meharg
Newmills on Saturday 30th April
Join Judy for a mystical meander through the woods, learning about the old folklores surrounding trees. Find out which trees will ward off evil, house the Wee Folk and invite new beginnings. I guarantee that you will not look at a woodland through the same eyes again!
Foraging Walk and Seasonal Cooking with Clare McQuillan
On Site Friday 29th April 11am-1pm
Join forager and local food expert Clare McQuillan for a guided exploration of the unusual and surprising wild delicacies that can be found in our local landscape. Clare will demonstrate a seasonal recipe using foraged ingredients and you’ll learn more about sustainable eating as you engage with nature through food.
Rare Plants of Lough Neagh & Lough Beg
On Site Friday 20th May 10.30am -1pm
Take part in a regional discovery of these rare flora as you explore which species call these Loughs their home. With Karl as your guide, you can learn why many are endangered and some extinct, and what we can do to help them re-establish and provide a home for other wildlife. Karl will highlight the unique features of plants which are specially adapted to live in bogs, and which still exist around the shores of these Loughs.
Dragonfly Identification Workshop with Robert Thompson
Postponed due to the weather forecast
Morning: Classroom Session at The Discovery Centre, Oxford Island
Afternoon: In the Field at Brackagh Nature Reserve
Robert Thompson has a particular interest in dragonflies, butterflies and moths and has written and published extensively, both as an entomologist and photographer. He is an acclaimed specialist on Macro Photography and travels widely in Europe, documenting and delivering workshops on natural history and photography. He is author of ‘Guide to The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland’.
Places for this special workshop are limited and Booking is Essential. Please use the following link and we’ll be in touch with further information.