‘Rambling on a Burren Butterfly Road’ with Jesmond Harding on 3rd July 2016 at 2pm meeting at Creevagh/Cloncoose Green Road, Kilnaboy (51R 273 955).
The Burren is home to a remarkable number and range of butterflies and moths. Join Jesmond Harding, one of Ireland’s foremost butterfly experts, on the Burrenbeo July walk on a beautiful Burren green road. Jesmond is the author of ‘Discovering Irish Butterflies and their Habitats’ and the founder of the Butterfly Conservation Ireland group to raise awareness and work towards protecting these species. Jesmond carries out a lot of work in the Burren in training and conservation for the the protection of the rarer local species. The walk will be followed by tea and scones with Nuala Daly for an extra donation.
The walk will meet at Cloncoose at 2pm and will last for roughly 2 hours. The walk start point is marked here. Please bring good walking shoes and waterproofs or suncream if needed. No dogs allowed. The walk is open to everyone, and will focus on information sharing rather than covering long distances, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. It is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and a donation of €10 is suggested from non-members. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 091 638096.
From Corofin, County Clare, travel north on the R476 and drive through Kilnaboy village. Continue on for 1km and take the first right after the village (L5096). Continue carefully downhill on the L5096 and soon you will start climbing. After a steep climb you will reach open limestone grassland. Continue for c.2 km and you will reach a crossroads with the Green Road sign on your right. Meet at the entrance to the Green Road (sign-posted) at Creevagh, at R273955. See Discovery Series 51.