Get close to Nature at Birr Castle Demesne

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Birr Castle Demesne

As autumn draws in and we become more aware of our connection with nature, Birr Castle Demesne’s first autumn biodiversity recording day, was a great success with visitors given the opportunity to record and identify species native to the Demesne which has then been logged with the National Biodiversity Data Centre. 

Birr Castle Demesne is home to a rich biodiversity tapestry, including a Heron colony since the 1900s, badger sets, dippers, kingfishers, Croneen fish and divers’ lake habitat, otters, hedgehogs, red squirrels, and pine martins as well as many insects, creepy crawlies, and native plants.

A host of experts in wildlife and plants were available on the day including Fiona Devery, plant recorder for County Offaly for the Botanical Society of the British Isles, Catherine McGuinness, science communicator and Tina Claffey, Author of Portal which recently received the prestigious accolade of an Honourable Mention in the International Photography Awards 2022 under the Nature Book category.

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Photo credit: Tina Claffey 

During the event visitors were able to take time to explore the Demesne and some of the many wonderful trails on site.

For further information or to request a visit to the gardens please contact:  

Niamh O’Carroll 087 6286171 [email protected]  or [email protected]

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