Butterfly & Bumblebee Workshop Sat 28th May FREE

Monaghan Tidy Towns Network and the National Biodiversity Data Centre invite you to a FREE workshop on identifying bumblebees and butterflies.

The event will take place in Ballybay Wetlands Centre on Saturday 28th May from 10am to 4pm. Lunch is included, along with colour identification guides to take home with you worth €12.

Thanks to Monaghan County Council for sponsoring the event, and to Dr Tomás Murray of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, who will be providing the training.

The day will start with presentations from Dr Murray to introduce the biology and the species of Irish bumblebees and butterflies, and to provide training on how to monitor both groups of pollinators according to international standards. After lunch, you’ll get to spend a few hours in the field honing your identification skills for both groups and practice the necessary skills to become a recorder for the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s butterfly and bumblebee monitoring schemes.

Nets and other equipment will be provided for you on the day. There will be some available for sale also.

The day is mainly aimed at adults who wish to participate in the various monitoring schemes run by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. However, children over 12 are also welcome.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW by phoning Fionnuala Mulligan on 047 73720 or email fmulligan@monaghancoco.ie

Priority will be given to Tidy Towns groups.