Woodland walk for Biodiversity Week
BIODIVERSITY WEEK is now well under way across the country and will be marked in Wicklow with an event at Glen of the Downs this Saturday.
The Irish Wildlife Trust will be hosting ‘Squirrel Dreys or Motorways’ this Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m., when they will be exploring the biodiversity of the native broadleaf woodland at the Glen of the Downs.
Once fiercely protected by environmentalists, this particular piece of woodland has been altered by invasive species and contested road development, but still stands in all its glory.
During Saturday’s event, walkers will explore this home of Irish woodland biodiversity and discover the site’s rich history and wildlife.
The event is free and open to all ages but will involve walking uphill on uneven paths. The meeting place is the car park at the Glen of the Downs and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Biodiversity Week began last Saturday, May 14, and continues until this Sunday, May 22.
For further information on the Irish Wildlife Trust and its events, visit its website www. iwt.ie.