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BIODIVERSITY CORRIDORS

Wild Workers want to extend biodiversity corridors alongside existing hiking and cycling trails, so both people, animals, plants and pollinators can move freely. We will work on trails between the Knights Walking Trail and the Mullaghareirk Walking Trail 

WHO CAN JOIN?

Everyone!!.

And that means you!!

 You need no prior experience in ecology, conservation or biodiversity. All you need is a yearning to learn in nature from nature.

There are a number of elements of Wild Work that are aimed at children and families, however this course is for adults. 

WHAT IS YOUR TIME COMMITMENT

The course consists of  6 modules that will run over 12 weeks. The dates and locations are outlined below.

Module Date Broadford (Group1) Glin (Group 2)

1

8th April

2pm - 4pm 

6pm - 8pm

2

13th May

2pm - 4pm 

6pm - 8pm

3

3rd June

2pm - 4pm 

6pm - 8pm

4

8th July

2pm - 4pm 

6pm - 8pm

5

5th August

2pm - 4pm 

6pm - 8pm

6

2nd September

2pm - 4pm 

6pm - 8pm

COURSE DETAILS

Topic Activity

Introduction to Biodiversity Corridors

Introduction to the concept of Biodiversity Corridors and an overview of the site location. Exploring areas that could be improved to benefit biodiversity.

Habitats & Habitat Mapping

Explore and define habitats in the area, followed by a practical habitat mapping exercise.  Carry out a simple action to improve an area for biodiversity.

Focus on pollinators: Bumblebees

Introduction to bumblebees followed by a practical lesson in bumblebee identification and monitoring. Habitat management for bumblebees.

Focus on pollinators: Butterflies

Introduction to butterflies followed by a practical lesson in butterfly identification and monitoring. Habitat management for butterflies.

Invasive Alien Species (IAS)

Understand the threats posed by Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and be able to identify common IAS species. Explore best practice for the management of IAS.

Biodiversity Corridors and Habitat Management

Explore the principles of managing habitats for biodiversity and linking habitats through biodiversity corridors. Summary of the course and action planning for the future.

Location

Below are the locations of our Wild Work in Action – Biodiversity Corridors in West Limerick.  If you click on each location it will give you the details of the meeting points of each course.

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