Dark Green Fritillary Day

It was that lovely early July day when the Sheskinmore dunes come alive with the flight of the Dark Green Fritillaries. The sun shone, the sky was blue and the DGFs were everywhere, their startling orange wings catching the eye and amazing the walker. Gushing vocabulary is the only way to go. A DGF nectaring…

Field Outings

On Saturday the 27th May 2017 Stuart Dunlop gave an informative and engaging talk at McGlincheys field studies centre on Pollinators. The event was organised to coincide with Biodiversity week and Stuart left us in no doubt about the importance of bees, hoverflies and wasps in relation to biodiversity.  He described the close relationships between…

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…

Good things come in threes

There were three very enjoyable and educational walks at Sheskinmore in the last month. For Biodiversity week at the end of May, Emer Magee led a walk beginning from the Mullyvea entrance. This walk was aimed at all ages and a group of 22, including three families had a very pleasant few hours looking at…

Summer 2014 at Sheskinmore and Surrounds

The warm Spring and Summer weather so far, with just the right amount of rain for growth has clearly benefitted all the wild inhabitants at Sheskinmore and beyond. In late May, we had a visit from a local national school and myself and our new volunteer took them for a guided walk around the reserve.…