Events

Events, Things To Do Kildare – Wildlife Watching, Bog Walks, Family Fun, Courses & Open Days

Take part in IPCC Events focusing on peatlands at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre and at various peatland reserves around Ireland. Welcome to Féile an Dúlra 2018Féile an Dúlra is supported by Kildare County Council under the Festival Grant Scheme 2018.

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World Environment Day 2020Tuesday 5th June: World Environment Day. Take part in the IPCC Local Biodiversity Survey in your community using our survey which you can download here. If you would like to visit the gardens at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre we will he happy to give you 10 tips on wildlife gardening for your own patch.  Admission will be free and all welcome. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

Bog Asphodel Brittle Bones Narthecium ossifragumThursday 19th July: Plants, Lichens and mosses of raised bogs identification workshop in liaison with the National Biodiversity Data Centre 10-3.30pm at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. For bookings contact http://www.biodiversityireland.ie

INT BOG DAYSunday 29th July: International Bog Day. Details of IPCC’s event will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

HeritageWeek_2018dates_LOGO19th to 27th August: Heritage Week. 

 

 

mf caterpillarsSunday 19th August: Hungry Caterpillars. 2-4pm. Join IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre from 2-4pm. Discover the life-cycle of the rare Marsh Fritillary Butterfly and visit Lullymore West Bog to search for the caterpillars in the webs. There will be plenty of fun family activity and some butterfly gardening tips. There will be light refreshments provided at the centre. This event is funded by the Heritage Council under their EYCH Community Heritage Grant 2018. For more information please contact bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

curlew landing croppedWednesday 22nd August: ‘I Heard the Curlew Cry’. 2-4pm. Join IPCC at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre for a talk about how the Curlew fared on Lodge Bog in 2018. the talk will be followed by a sensory earth walk to Lodge Bog to explore the breeding habitat of the Curlew and discover some of the interesting plants such as insect-eating sundews and bog building Sphagnum mosses. The event is family friendly. There will be light refreshments provided at the centre. This event is funded by the Heritage Council under their EYCH Community Heritage Grant 2018. For more information please contact bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

Screen Shot 2018-05-16 at 09.21.12Thursday 23rd August: Webs and Wings Marsh Fritillary Workshop. 12-3pm. This workshop will describe the monitoring techniques used to monitor the Marsh Fritillary larval nests as part of the National Biodiversity Data Centres Marsh Fritillary Monitoring Scheme. The event will start at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre with a presentation on the Marsh Fritillary including its ecology, life-cycle, habitat management and monitoring techniques. The talk will be followed by a field trip to Lullymore West Bog where IPCC staff will demonstrate monitoring techniques and describe habitat management used on the site. Admission is free but please book your place as places will be limited. For more information or to book your place contact Katie at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045v 860133. This event is funded by the Heritage Council under their EYCH Community Heritage Grant 2018 with support from Kildare County Council under their Heritage Grant Scheme 2018.

sundewSunday 26th August: Summer in the mossy bog. 2-4pm. Join IPCC for a bog walk and discover the wonder of the bog building Sphagnum mosses. Learn some useful Sphagnum identification memory tricks and discover how you can help save Sphagnum mosses and raised bog habitats by going peat-free in your garden. IPCC will also discuss the bird life on Girley Bog and share results of the Birds ‘n’ Bogs survey. There will be some fun nature activities including pond dipping to search for mini-beasts that live in bog pools. The walk will start from Causey Farm at 2pm and all are welcome. Please wear strong footwear as the walk will include rough, boggy terrain. For more information or to book your place contact Katie at bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045v 860133. This event is funded by the Heritage Council under their EYCH Community Heritage Grant 2018 with support from Meath County Council under their Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2018.

September: Culture Night. Details of IPCC’s event will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

World-Animal-Day-logo-final-1700-pixels-wideThursday 4th October: World Animal Day.  Supports IPCC’s efforts to protect bog wildlife by adopting a bog species here. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

world-space-week-logo-202x300October: World Space Week. Details of IPCC’s event will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

imageNovember: National Science Week. Science Week is an annual national celebration of the life-changing and fascinating world of science.  Details of IPCC’s event for science week will be announced later in the year. Contact  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

Events 2019

log pileMarch: National Tree Month: Details of IPCC’s event for tree month will be announced later in the year. Contact IPCC at  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

 

Life Cycle of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria)Hop To It National Frog Survey 2019. IPCC invite supporters to get out and about to search for frogs and frogspawn. Please join the Hop To It Frog Survey which has been on-going for 22 years. Send your records to us. Many thanks.

 

UnknownApril: National Spring Clean. Details of IPCC’s event for tree month will be announced later in the year. Contact IPCC at  bogs@ipcc.ie or call 045 860133.

 

curlewcamier21st April: National Curlew Day ‘Cry of the Curlew’: Join IPCC a special event. Details to be announced.

earthdlogoEarth Day Friday 20th April. IPCC will celebrate Earth Day on Friday 20th April. Details of our activity to be announced.

Life Cycle of the Common Frog (Rana temporaria)30th April: International Frog Day. Hop To It National Frog Survey 2019. IPCC invite supporters to get out and about to search for frogs and frogspawn. Please join the Hop To It Frog Survey which has been on-going for 22 years. Send your records to us. Many thanks for your help.

Contact Us

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council can be contacted at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, R51 V293, Ireland. Tel: +353-45-860133; Email: bogs@ipcc.ie

 

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