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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. Saplings from the nearby woodland encroach onto the grassland and are managed by physically cutting them as as their presence would threaten to shade out the wonderful array of wildflowers.

Managing a butterfly nature reserve has its challenges, but the rewards outweigh all else. Join IPCC for a walk and talk to Lullymore West to discuss the management of the site for butterflies from 10-1pm. Learn about the work that the local donkeys have undertaken after their recent departure. You will expect to see a variety of butterflies and bumblebees on the wing also and develop basic skills in butterfly identification. 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.

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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