Would yoube interested in joining a Ring of Gullion Nature Watch Group?
Update published on: May 3, 2016
Over the years, we have organised a number of awareness raising days in regards the biodiversity of the area ie moth nights, butterfly days, etc and we also have a Red Squirrel Group for the area. Now we want to set up a focused group to get more information on the map highlighting what species are in the area.
We are looking into the possibility of setting up a Ring of Gullion Nature Watch Group – where members pick an area/s – ie garden, school, work, community area to monitor for wildlife. The only requirement would be that the area is in south Armagh.
We have built up quite a bit of biodiversity equipment and ID guides over the last few months and we lend these out to anyone who like to use them. We have also set up a Nature Blog here and we welcome any photos or information you want to share with us.
We are thinking of following this model for the group:-
- A 4 day training course on monitoring.
- Meeting the last Sunday of the month to discuss what we have found – eg. putting out moth traps the night before.
- Meeting from May to October.
- Having a closed facebook page where members can share photos of species they would like identified.
The group could focus on pollinators – ie bumblebees, butterflies and moths?
If you are interested, could you email [email protected] with answers to the following:-
- Would you like to get involved in the Ring of Gullion Nature Watch Group?
- What species would you like to focus on?
- What day do you think would be best for meeting up? Would you be willing to meet on a Sunday morning?
- The 4 day training course could be about pollinators – would you be interested in this? If so – would you rather it was run at weekend or during the week?
- Possible events we could set up in regard species?
Any other comments/ suggestions are welcome. Please pass on to anyone else you think may be interested.