I'm off to the stunning Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork tomorrow to take part in Ireland's first ever Island Bioblitz. I was a member of the Bioblitz team at Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve in 2012. It was a fantastic event and a great excuse to take time out and spend a whole weekend immersed in searching for wildlife in an acknowledged biodiversity … [Read more...] about Island Bioblitz — head offshore for a wild weekend!
Members of the public in Limerick City and surrounding areas are being invited to join wildlife experts and ecologists this weekend in Ireland’s first ever Urban BioBlitz. Hosted by Limerick City Council, Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns Group and the National Biodiversity Data Centre, the Limerick Urban BioBlitz aims to identify and document as many wildlife species as … [Read more...] about Ireland’s first Urban BioBlitz to take place in Limerick City
The team of volunteer experts at Colebrooke Estate in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland were crowned "All Ireland BioBlitz Champions" for 2013 over the weekend with an impressive closing tally of 1,086 species in 24 hours. Colebrooke beat Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Rosscommon (959 species); The Burren National Park, Co. Clare (947 species) and Wicklow National Park (908 … [Read more...] about Colebrooke Estate claims Ireland’s BioBlitz 2013 crown
Glengarriff Nature Reserve in West Cork was crowned BioBlitz Champion 2012 over the weekend with an incredible tally of 1,020 species over 24 hours. The team at Glengarriff beat stiff competition from Crawfordsburn Country Park in Co. Down, Lough Boora Country Park in Co. Offaly and Dublin’s Phoenix Park, coming from behind to take the title. At the 3pm tally on Saturday … [Read more...] about Glengarriff crowned BioBlitz 2012 champions
The final countdown is on for Ireland’s island wide BioBlitz 2012, with four sites across the island competing for Ireland’s biodiversity crown. Killarney National Park took the title last year, and I’m off to Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve in West cork later today to do whatever I can to help bring the title back down south. We’re competing against Phoenix Park in Dublin, … [Read more...] about Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012 kicks off today!
Congratulations to the team from Killarney National Park, who were crowned national BioBlitz champions 2011 over the weekend with an impressive tally of 1,088 species over the 24 hour period despite the inclement weather. It’s a testament to the skill and dedication of the recorders and volunteers across the country that every site involved surpassed the 542 species tally … [Read more...] about Killarney takes BioBlitz title with record species tally
The gloves will be well and truly off later this month as five of Irelands most iconic and species rich wildlife areas compete for the title of National BioBlitz Champions 2011. BioBlitz 2011 will take place during a 24 hour period on the weekend of 20-21 May. This year teams of scientists, students and the general public at Ballycroy National Park, Co Mayo; Dromore Woods, Co … [Read more...] about Species-rich Areas Pitted Against Each Other in Annual Biodiversity Challenge