Wicklow Mountains National Park: Life in an Oakwood, Sunday 28th May 2017 for Biodiversity Week

Date Released: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Did you know that forests used to cover most of the island of Ireland? Sadly, overtime they have been reduced to just a fragment. However, Co. Wicklow is home to a significant density of native woodland. Join a National Parks & Wildlife Service Guide on a moderate walk in the oak woods of Glendalough Nature Reserve and discover some of the plants and animals that live there.

Where: Meet at the Wicklow Mountains National Park Information Office, Upper Lake, Glendalough (Eircode: A98R221).
When: Sunday 28th May at 11 a.m.
Duration: 1-1 ½ hours
Practicalities: Suitable for adults and teenagers but not young children. Some of the route will be off-trail and uphill. Walking boots and rain gear are recommended as is insect repellent. Please leave your dog at home. This event is free of charge but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow County Council) has a €4 charge for car parking.  
Booking: Booking is essential! To book or for more information, phone 0404 45425. Bookings taken from 10am, Sunday 14th May 2017.

This event is organised by education staff based at Wicklow Mountains National Park who are employed by the National Parks & Wildlife Service under the aegis of Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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