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New Year Plant Hunt

New Year Plant Hunt

Join the Ring of Gullion, BSBI members and John Faulkner from County Armagh Wildlife Society for the first New Year Plant Hunt in the Newry and Ring of Gullion area.

The group will be visiting different sites in the area and recording any plants which are in bloom. This is a great way to get an introduction of the wildflowers in the Ring of Gullion as we will have experts on hand to help with identification.

Sites will include along the canal in Newry, Derrymore House, Kileavy Churches and finishing in Slieve Gullion Forest Park for a warm drink.  We will be following New Year Plant Hunt rules and only recording for a maximum of 3 hours with the clock stopping between sites.

Groups across Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK will also be taking part in their own area.

This is a fun way to learn about wildflowers growing in your area and is part of a NIEA Challenge Fund funded project.


Event Details

New Year Plant Hunt takes place on January 2, 2016.
It starts at 11.00am and ends at 4.00pm.

Event Location

Starting at Victoria Lock car park ,Fathom Line,Newry BT35 8QN. Traveling from Newry turn right at the Quays Shopping Centre onto the albert basin- follow this road to the end. Turn left. Travel along this road until you see the Victoria Lock car park on the left hand side.

Please bring a packed lunch.

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