September at Sheskinmore

I’d a few days at Tramore and Sheskinmore in early September 2015 and as usual saw some notable wildlife. It’s a nice time to visit as the late summer wildflowers are still in bloom; sections of the meadows and dune-grassland were carpeted in Devil’s-bit scabious and Grass-of-Parnassus. The weather wasn’t great but I still got…

Temporary pond research

Over the next week (10-16 September) UCL researchers will be undertaking surveys of the temporary ponds at Sheskinmore and Maghera. Supervisor Helene Burningham and PhD student Sara Varandas will be surveying vegetation, sediments, morphology and water levels of these small ponds during their autumn dry phase. The photo above shows one of the sites during its wet phase earlier…

Heritage Week Walk 2015

On Friday 28th August 2015 there was a walk at Sheskinmore for Heritage Week. The walk was aimed at Nature Detectives and their parents. Ten adults and 15 kids took part. The education staff at Glenveagh had prepared a box of fun things for the kids to do. The children measured the wind speed and…