21 August, 2pm - 4pm
Gluaiseacht Glan Glas an Mháma
- Maam Community Centre
- Maam Valley
- H91 HN53
- Co. Galway – County
Peatlands cover about 3% of the world’s land surface, but store at least twice as much carbon as all of Earth’s forests. This is because peatland habitats are the world leader in terms of stored terrestrial carbon. (Irish Peatland Conservation Council)
Maam Valley has an extensive area of blanket bog packed with biodiversity. Join us on a walk with Carole Reynolds, Education Officer with the National Parks & Wildlife Service at Connemara National Park, to discover what plants and wildlife live on the bog and how bogs can help with climate change generally.
This event is organised by Gluaiseacht Glan Glas an Mháma, a local sustainability group in Maam Valley.
Meet on Sunday, 21st August at 2pm at Maam Community Centre car park. There will be a short walk and a number of stops at various sites. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. We will be walking on roadway, pathway and wet boggy ground.