Pollinators at Sheskinmore

As part of the National Biodiversity Week, we have a talk and walk guided by Stuart Dunlop at Sheskinmore on Saturday 27 May, from 11am to 3pm, starting and finishing at the NPWS Field Centre at McGlincheys, Sandfield. The theme for this years event is Biodiversity and Pollinators. Sheskinmore is home to hundreds of species of pollinators, and to celebrate this, we…

Guided Walks at Sheskinmore May/June

  I hope the butterflies and bees are all out and about for the forthcoming  walks organised over the next two weekends. This is Biodiversity Week 20-28th May and on Saturday 27th May at 11.00am,  Stuart Dunlop will give an illustrated talk at McGlincheys followed by a guided walk about Biodiversity and Pollinators.  Stuart Dunlop…

Mid May, Sheskinmore.

Orchid plateau on the rabbit warren. Lucky enough to spend a May weekend at Rosbeg, I went off on my own to explore the Sheskinmore reserve and to spy on the cuckoos on the Mullyvea slope. I knew it was not quite Peak Bluebell week but there was a good show near the Mullyvea gate…

Wildlife events in April and May

Three exciting wildlife events are coming up over the next few weeks. Tuesday 25 April – Aengus Kennedy is running the An Taisce bat talk and walk starting at 8pm in Ardara Heritage Centre Wednesday 10 May – Dr Simon Pickett is running a Batlas 2020 training course at Glenveagh starting at 8pm in The Bridge House Education Centre, Glenveagh National…

Sheskinmore & Glenveagh on TV

RTE 1 Thursday 23th March Henry McIlhenny: Master of Glenveagh Thu 22:15 The story of the last private owner of the Glenveagh estate in the north west of County Donegal. In 1983, he left it to the nation, and soon after it opened as a national park.     BBC 2 Friday 24th March Wild Ireland: The…

The spotlight is on Sheskinmore!

We’re very excited to share that Sheskinmore has been selected as one of Biodiversity Ireland’s 10 sites to visit before you die. It is the only site in the northwest to be recognised in their list, which includes other spectacular sites such as The Burren in Co. Clare. As many of us already know, Sheskinmore has a wealth of coastal and…

Mammals at Sheskinmore

Recording mammals at Sheskinmore and the surrounding area now has a baseline dataset thanks to the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s  Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015. It  was a collaboration with inputs from many organizations and individuals, including citizen scientists. Over a quarter of a million records were submitted by 2,400 recorders. The distribution of 72…