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Discussion in 'Ireland' started by Stefka, 10 Jan 2012.

  1. Stefka

    Stefka Well-Known Member

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    Thought I start this thread here, for all irish members, who would like to share information about upcoming events in the area.

    There are some upcoming talks and events, which I think will be interesting and worth attending:

    12.1. - The Wildlife of Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Ranch: A Template for Preserving Endangered Wildlife in East Africa – a presentation by Jimmy O’Byrne. Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8:00pm. Organized by Birdwatch Ireland, Kildare branch

    21.1. Nature in Art - guided tour specially organized for the Irish Wildlife Trust by Dr Marie Bourke, Keeper, Head of Education. National Gallery of Ireland, 11 pm

    28.1. Roar, Belch, Whistle, Bark
    Join wildlife expert Dr. Ruth Carden to discover more
    about Irish deer populations, including their
    distinctive calls. Museum of Natural History, 12 pm

    11.2. Darwin Day: Evolution, Beetles, Darwin and Dublin
    What's the connection between Darwin and Dublin's
    Natural History Museum? Join Keeper Nigel
    Monaghan on this tour to find out more.
    Museum of Natural History, 2 pm

    25.2. The Basking Shark - Oceanic Citizen
    Join Emmet Johnston from Baskingshark.ie and
    discover how Irish scientists are conducting
    pioneering research on the elusive shark that carries
    no passport and respects no boundaries.
    Museum of Natural History, 12 pm

    9.-11.3. All Ireland Conference on Bird Conservation
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork

    Hope this will be usefull. If you have information about any other events, please, write it here.
     
  2. Tim May

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    Sorry, I’m digressing somewhat from the main topic of this thread, but I was extremely interested to learn that some of the talks will be held at the Natural History Museum in Dublin.

    I knew that the building was closed, for safety reasons, after a staircase collapsed a few years ago and I hadn’t appreciated the museum had re-opened. Do you happen to know if the thylacine specimen is back on display?
     
  3. Stefka

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    They have still have it in collection, but I don´t know if it´s on display. I let you know after my next visit. But even if it isn´t on display, I am sure they would let you have a look at it, if you contact them, explain the reason a schedule an appointment.

    But the Museum is open again and running, lots of events are scheduled for 2012, lots of family activities and etc.
     
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    Many thanks for the speedy response. I was disappointed that the museum was closed on my last visit to Dublin; now I know that it is open again, I'll have to arrange another visit sometime.
     
  5. dublinlion

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    good information there stefka, thanks for posting.
     
  6. Stefka

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    Green Drinks

    Forgot to mention Green Drinks with Irish Wildlife Trust, every first Tuesday of the month at 18.00 in Messrs Maguire (Top Floor), O’Connell Bridge, 2 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.
     
  7. Stefka

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    Wild Thoughts

    14th March, 2012, 18-19:30,
    Blanchardstown Centre Library, Room 3, Dublin 15

    First meeting of newly established discussion group for people interested in wildlife and conservation. There are no fees, no registration, everybody is welcome to join and share their thoughts.

    Topic of the month - Children and Wildlife Conservation with special guest Sheila Murphy - Biology teacher and Dublin Zoo volunteer.

    Are today´s kids interested in nature?
    How do you introduce children to wildlife?
    Are we raising a new generation of conservationists?
    + tips for wildlife games, websites, magazines, apps etc.

    I would be very happy to see some of you there. ;)
     
  8. Stefka

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    Irish Widlife Trust - Upcoming Events

    Tree Week Photo and Mammal walk in the Phoenix Park
    Time and Date: Saturday 25th of February at 11.00am
    Meeting Point: 11am at the Phoenix Park School. The Dublin Branch is planning on meeting up in the Phoenix Park to hunt for some sessile oaks to take some group photos and promote our fabulous upcoming Tree Week Events. After the photo shoot, Dr. Favel Naulty will lead a walk around the Phoenix Park and will talk about the mammals that are found there. Families, friends and children are all welcome to this event.

    Directions: Enter through the Ashtown gate turn left at the T junction, (evergreen oaks all to your left side) and keep going along the road until you see the school on your left hand side. There is a small parking area available in front of the school - alternatively Ashtown gate can be reached from the city centre via the number 37 bus from the city centre.

    Mammal Conservation Workshop
    Time and Date: Saturday 3rd March, 09:30- 16:30
    Meeting Point: Marley House, Marley Park, Dublin 16.
    IWT Dublin branch are linking up with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to take part in small mammal surveying. This workshop will include presentations on basic ecology as well as survey methods. Places are limited so booking is essential. Please email [email protected]

    Dublin Branch IWT Celebrate Tree Week
    Time and Date:Saturday10th March, 14:30
    Meeting Point: Killiney Hill; car park off Burton Road and St Annes; Red Stables car park
    Details: Dublin Branch IWT invites the citizens of Dublin to learn about, enjoy and value trees in two of Dublin’s well know outdoor parks as part of Tree Week.
    Booking is essential. Max 20 places. Please email [email protected].
     
  10. Stefka

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    Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012

    A significant development for 2012 is that BioBlitz has now become a cross border event. We are delighted to announce that CEDaR, Northern Ireland will join forces with the National Biodiversity Data Centre on 18 & 19 May.

    The 4 parks for BioBlitz 2012 are:

    Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co Down
    Glengarriff National Nature Reserve, Co. Cork
    Lough Boora, Co. Offaly
    Phoenix Park, Dublin8

    More info: Irelands' BioBlitz
     
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    IWT Saltee Island Trip
    Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
    Date: Saturday, 12th of May
    more info at
    IWT Saltee Island Trip | May 12th | Irish Wildlife Trust

    A talk on the Red Kite reintroduction by Dr Marc Ruddock
    Thurs. 17th May, Main Auditorium, Botanic Gardens at 7.30p.m.
    more info at Tolka Branch Birdwatch Ireland


    Bird Habitats in Ireland - Symposium

    Friday 18th May 2012
    Royal Dublin Society (RDS)
    more info at Bird Habitats in Ireland

    Native Species Weekend in Dublin Zoo
    19th & 20th May 2012
    more info at Native Species Weekend at Dublin Zoo - Dublin Zoo is Ireland's most popular visitor attraction, and welcomed almost one million visitors last year.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it is still on display on the second floor with the other Marsupials. there is also a Giant panda on display which was one of only two or three on show in the whole world at the time it first went on display! This is an unappreciated gem of a museum!

    The mezzanine floors with most of the birds are still closed however!
     
  13. Stefka

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    EU Ocean 2012 - IWT events

    Irish Wildlife Trust - Dublin Branch

     
  14. Stefka

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    BirdWatch Ireland - Tolka Branch - upcoming events

    Thurs. 21st June: Evening Walk in the Phoenix Park.
    Meet in car park at Knockmaroon Gate near Interpretative Centre 7.30p.m.

    Sat. 23rd June: Outing to Howth Head.
    Meet: Botanic Gardens at 9.15a.m. or at Howth Pier at King Sitric restaurant 10.00a.m.

    Tolka Branch Birdwatch Ireland
     
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    FREE TRAINING ON LEISLER’S BAT ROOST IDENTIFICATION, PHOENIX PARK

    contact [email protected], if you want to get involved.

    You will be given training on how to survey for this species and loaned a bat detector to carry out surveys in summer 2012.
     
  16. Stefka

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