Woodland Wildflower Walk

Would you like to experience the beauty of some of Ireland’s most beautiful and rare native woodlands whilst learning about the different flora and fauna they support? If so then come along to the Tomnafinnoge woods on 5th April at 12 noon.

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. As part our work we run guided educational walks of local woodlands to help the community get out and learn about their local woodland heritage at fun informative events.

Spring and early summer are some of the best times to visit woodlands as the wildflowers are in full bloom, taking advantage of the light before the canopy closes over. Tomnafinnoge woods is the last surviving fragment of the great Oak woods of Shillelagh, which once covered the hills and valleys of South Wicklow. A special area of conservation, this ancient woodland will bring you back in time. On the day we will be taking a nice stroll through this magnificent wood and learning about the flora and fauna it supports. The meeting point for this walk will be at 12:00 noon at Tomnafinnoge woods car park. For a map and further details please check our website http://www.nativewoodlandtrust.ie/ or the events section of our Facebook page. The walk will run from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and all are welcome. The event is free for NWT members with a suggested donation of €4 for non-members. For more details please contact Kirsty at kirsty.daly@nativewoodlandtrust.ie or on 087 9619083.

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