Wood­land walk for Bio­di­ver­sity Week

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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