On the 6th of May, 2015, the Institute of Biology of Ireland (IBIOLI) members were again warmly welcomed by Richard Morris on behalf of BurrenBeo (www.burrenbeo.com), the organisers of today’s walk. This was was part of the Burren in Bloom series of walks and talks.
On Sunday morning, May 3rd 2015 at 5.30am, 52 interested ‘birdwatchers’ gathered outside the Village Store in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare for the annual Dawn Chorus event. The event, which was organized by BurrenBeo Trust (www.burrenbeo.com), warmly welcomed members of The Institute of Biology of Ireland (www.ibioli.net) to join them. Gordon D’Arcy, the well-known and respected ornithologist, led the group around the local Turlough, Lough Rask.
The IBIOLI, as part of its Activity Series 2015, invites its members, friends and members of the public to a one-day family-friendly visit to the Greatest Bird Sanctuary in Ireland, on the Great Saltee Island, off Wexford Coast. The island is very popular with both day-trippers and birdwatchers alike. These Islands are privately owned and are one of the world's major bird sanctuaries.
A report from the field visit to the Botanic Gardens KiIlmacurragh. A bright sun and a sweeping avenue lined with deep red Himalayan rhododendrons (Rhodendron ferrugineum) in full flower set the scene of a memorable visit for the IBIOLI members to the Botanic Gardens.