Outing to Curraghchase Forest park

September 20, 2019
Date November 23, 2019
Time 9:30 am
Location Curraghchase Forest park

******************************** Saturday 23rd November ****************************************

This outing is a joint trip with both the Limerick and Clare branches. We will be looking for migrant Bramblings and Hawfinches. There are over 300 hectares of rolling parkland, trails, mixed woodland, lakes and an arboretum at Curraghchase. For the nature lover, there are a number of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC’s) in the park, largely due to the presence of the Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros). The hawfinch, a rare bird on Irish soils has frequently been seen at Curragh Chase, this bird appreciates the many hornbeam trees to be found within the Park. Coillte is currently involved in restoring native woodlands within important pockets in the park, including a native Yew woodland. Ducks and an array of waterfowl live and waddle in the area on and around the lake.

****Meet at car park at 9.30am Leaders Tom Lynch and Gearoid Jackson****