Things to Do Each Season

Top things to do in Spring

  1. See swallows hunting over the bog for insects
  2. Watch for frogs breeding in the ponds and lakes at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre
  3. Search for Bog Rosemary, the first of the heathers to flower each year


Top things to do in Summer

  1. See rare peatland plants like sundews in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre
  2. Listen for the cry of the curlew as it sets up breeding territory on the bog
  3. Search for pool bugs in the ponds at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre
  4. Collect frochans in the bog woodlands


Top things to do in Autumn

  1. See the magic carpet of colourful bog mosses come alive in the autumn sunshine
  2. Watch the landscape changing colour into autumn tones of russet and gold
  3. See the water levels in the bog rise as rainfall increases and temperatures decrease
  4. See the bog colour purple as the heathers come into flower


Top things to do in Winter

  1. Get great views of spiders webs as they are covered in early morning dew
  2. Search for cranberries in the wetter parts of the bog
  3. Views of the open landscape become crystal clear in the cold air, or can close right in with bad weather!
  4. In the dark evenings the night sky can be spectacular with clear views of Orion’s Belt, Taurus and the Plough.
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