Frog Walk Saturday 7th June

Saturday 7th June 2014: Blessington Frog walk

Would you like to learn a little bit more about the amphibians found in Ireland? If so then come along to the Native Woodland Trust frog walk. This event is on the 7th June from 1pm to 3pm at the NWT Blessington Reserve.

The Native Woodland Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the protection of Ireland’s rare native and ancient woodland. The Trust achieves this by setting up woodland reserves around the country. This reserves network allows the Trust to protect existing woodland as well as plant new native woodland for the future. Part of the work we do involves running educational and fun events for our members and the public to encourage more people to use their local woodlands.

Amphibian surveyor Cormac Price will be teaching us about Ireland’s frogs and how to survey them. We will also learn about newts and will be taking a walk around the NWT reserve to see what amphibians we can find there.

The meeting point for this event will be at 1p.m. at the ESB car park off the N81 just south of the reserve. For a map and further details please check our website or the events section of our Facebook page. This event will run from 1pm until 3pm and all are welcome. The event is free for members with a suggested donation of €4 for non-members. For more details please contact Rebecca at or on 087 9619083.

Meeting Point: ESB car park on N81 south of the reserve. 

Meeting Time: 1pm

Event Finish: 3pm

For more information, images and interviews contact Rebecca Doyle at  or 087 9619083


The Native Woodland Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our native woodlands. Native woodland is a scarce habitat in Ireland and we are actively engaged in its protection through the acquisition of woodland sites and the planting of new community woodland reserves. We currently have six woodland reserves; two in Co Wicklow, one in Co Leitrim, one in Waterford, one in Westmeath, one in Meath and we are in the process of expanding our reserves network. Together with local communities and volunteers we transform these sites into native woodlands through tree and wildflower planting and careful maintenance. We always aim to plant native trees of local varieties grown from local seed in our own nurseries. To complement our woodland creation and protection, we engage in environmental education and awareness aimed at increasing knowledge and appreciation of Ireland’s woodland heritage.


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