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Lullymore West min

A day of action for butterflies

16 August, 10am - 1pm

Irish Peatland Conservation Council

  • Bog of Allen Nature Centre
  • Lullymore, Rathangan
  • R51 V293
  • Co. Kildare

Lullymore West is a butterfly nature reserve located in Lullymore, Co. Kildare. It is owned and managed by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council for butterflies, especially the Marsh Fritillary, an annex species. With 26 out of 35 butterflies having been recorded here, management is vital. Butterflies require structured vegetation and to help, IPCC deploy local conservation donkeys who do a phenomenal job to reduce the vegetation height. However, saplings from the nearby woodland encroach onto the grassland and threaten to shade out the wonderful array of wildflowers.

Join IPCC in managing Lullymore West by taking part in a scrub sapling clearing day on the 16th August from 10-1pm. Develop peatland management skills and explore the butterflies in flight. We meet at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre and will walk to the nature reserve.

For further information contact IPCC by email at bogs@ipcc.ie or by phone on 045869133. Please dress for the weather and where necessary, bring insect repellent. If you have garden equipment such as gloves, loppers and shears, please bring along.

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