Small mammal and bird of prey workshop in Clonmel

by admin on 22/02/2012

Have you a general interest in wildlife in the South Tipperary area? Are you interested in learning more about birds of prey and the small mammal assemblages in the Tipperary area?

Then you may be interested in attending a one day workshop run in conjunction with Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE), BirdWatch Ireland (BWI) and South Tipperary County Council (STCC).

MISE is a new project funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Ireland-Wales Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG IVA). Labhaoise McKenna (STCC) will introduce the county’s Biodiversity Action Plan. John Lusby (BWI) will give a general talk on birds of prey and the small mammals that they consume as part of their diet. Peter Turner (WIT) will introduce the MISE project and will talk about small mammal detective methods utilizing DNA technology.

The talks will be followed by a number of interesting workshops including the identification of small mammals from bird of prey pellets, small mammal bait pots for non-invasive surveys and the demonstration of small mammal trapping.

This free day long event will run on Saturday April 21st at Hotel Minella, Clonmel from 10 am to 4 pm.

Places are limited and booking is essential. For more information about MISE visit www.miseproject.ie or find us on Facebook. Please contact Denise O’Meara, MISE Project Officer, WIT domeara@wit.ie or phone 051 845514 for queries and bookings.

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