Cape Clear – Island Wildlife Festival programme, latest details

By @CapeClearBioBtz. Image above by Chuck Kruger. See more about national BioBlitz program here.

Cape Clear – Island Wildlife Festival programme

 7th – 12th June, 2016

Daily events

Boat trip with Michael John Cadogan to Fastnet to observe marine life (tide and weather dependent)

Tuesday 7th June

Rocky Shore as Gaeilge          Paula Ní Ríogáin

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19.00 hrs          Photography evening, Peter Cox, Cian Walsh, Chuck Kruger, +1 other long time Cape photographer (tbc)

Wednesday 8th June

10:00hrs               Dry-stone walling demonstration             Organised by Áine Ní Ríogáin

12:00hrs               Botanical walk – Geoff Oliver

16:00hrs               Exhibition of marine photographs from Cape Pat Con O’Driscoll (and net mending demonstration)

Evening                Bird Observatory Log update – ­ Daily recording of wildlife of interest seen on the island. This “Log” has been running at the Bird Observatory for over 50 years

Evening                                Traditional music/dance/poetry in pubs

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Thursday 9th June

10:00hrs               Dry-stone walling demonstration             Organised by Áine Ní Ríogáin

14:00hrs               Exhibition of marine photographs from Cape Pat Con O’Driscoll (and net mending demonstration)

Evening                Bird Observatory Log update

Evening                Traditional music/dance/poetry in pubs

Friday 10th June

08:00hrs               Bird walk or bird ringing demonstration – Steve Wing & Lorraine Benson

10:30hrs               Goat Husbandry & milking demonstration – Ed Harper

14:00hrs               Botanical walk – Geoff Oliver

Evening                Bird Observatory Log update

Evening                Traditional Irish meal – Sean Ruá’s Restaurant

Traditional music/dance/poetry in pubs

22:00hrs               Bat walk and star gazing – Paddy Sleeman

Saturday 11th June

08:00hrs               Bird walk and/or bird ringing demonstration – Steve Wing & Lorraine Benson

10:00hrs               Botanical Walk – Geoff Oliver

12:00hrs               Launch of Island BioBlitz 2016

12:30hrs               Sea watch – Padraig Whooley (Irish Whale and Dolphin Group)

14:00hrs               Pelagic boat tour – Paul Connaughton (Shearwater Wildlife Tours)

Evening                Traditional Irish meal – Cotter’s Bar

Evening                Bird Observatory Log update

22:00hrs               Bat Walk – Andrew Harrington & Anna Collins (Bat Conservation Ireland)

Evening                set dancing class (Cape Clear set)- Mícheál Ó Drisceoil

Sunday 12th June

08:00hrs             Bird walk or bird ringing demonstration – Steve Wing & Lorraine Benson

09:00 hrs            Opening of moth traps – Eamonn O’Donnell

12:00hrs              Island BioBlitz –  finishes

12:30hrs              Island BioBlitz – winners annouced

14:00hrs              Heritage Walk    local history and archaeology      Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil

More activities will be added as they are finalised. For more information see:

capeclearbioblitz.wordpress.com

twitter.com/CapeClearBioBtz

facebook.com/CapeClearBioBlitz

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