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Kildare Biodiversity Week 2019 Event – Birds of Pollardstown Fen

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Birdwatch Ireland Kildare Branch invites you to a walk in Pollardstown Fen to identify and enjoy the bird life in this nature reserve of international importance.

Situated on the northern margin of the Curragh, Pollardstown Fen is approximately 3km from Newbridge, County Kildare.

The area of the fen is 220 hectares, and a significant percent is state owned. Pollardstown Fen is the largest remaining calcareous (alkaline and calcium containing) spring fed fen in Ireland, and hosts a number of rare vegetation types and invertebrates, all which are food sources for a large and varied population of birds.

 

Free parking is available as well as a boardwalk which allows easy access to the fen.

Location: Pollardstown Fen (3km from Newbridge).
Admission: Free event – No booking required.

The theme for Biodiversity Week 2019 is ‘Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health’.

Kildare Biodiversity Week has been organised to develop awareness of the importance of biodiversity and to better understand its value to the local, national and international communities.

The people of Kildare are invited to get out into Kildare’s Biodiversity, to visit Kildare wild spots, lakes, rivers, bogs, woodlands or to simply enjoy the biodiversity of their back garden.

Kildare Biodiversity Week 2019 Event – Birds of Pollardstown Fen

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/biodiversityweek2019/events/

Organizer

Kildare County Council & Heritage
Phone:
045 980791
Email:
heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie
Website:
http://www.kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Heritage/Biodiversity/

Venue

Pollardstown Fen
Pollardstown, Newbridge, Co Kildare Ireland + Google Map