‘Knowing Nature in Autumn’ on 28th and 29th September 2019
Killarney House & Gardens and Killarney National Park Education Centre (KNPEC) are holding a FREE two day event with informative talks and activities
Both days will bring together various groups from around Kerry who will offer a variety of talks and activities. The talks will focus on the rich natural heritage of Kerry, highlighting the extraordinary work being done in the locality and the activities will demonstrate a practical element to conservation. All aiming to foster an appreciation of the natural world around us.
Talks from groups include KerryLIFE, Institute Technology Tralee, Killarney National Park Rangers, and KNPEC and a diverse range of activities are arranged for the two days. Learn how to save seeds from pollinator plants and trees (sponsored by Kerry County Council) and to identify wildflowers with the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland – Kerry Branch. Join a mini BioBlitz, examine moth traps, take part in mammal trapping demos and go on a nocturnal ramble. See a demo on butter making from Muckross Traditional Farms and watch an extract of a documentary on the Story of the Kerry Cow. Come and talk to groups such as the Irish Wildlife Trust, Beaufort Beekeepers, Clean Coasts, Genesis Bird Boxes, and the Eco-congregation who will all be on hand to lend their knowledge and expertise. There will also be a mixture of ‘drop in’ family nature activities on both days.