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Upcoming Events

The County Nature Trust have just commisioned 17 bat boxes for Ballyannan Wood. The boxes will be erected in the most suitable locations with the help of the Cork Bat Group.
We have also commisioned several Barn Owl nest boxes which we hope will help to prevent the further decline of this species in the Munster region. The boxes have been erected in various locations around the county where Barn Owls are known to reside. Sightings of Barn Owls are also welcome.
Efforts are continuing to initiate works on the Sluice at Comogue Marsh to improve ingress and egress of water with the tidal flow. Ideally this work should be completed before the return of wintering birds in the Autunm.
An application has been made to the neighbourwoods scheme for substantial funding (up to 50K) which would significantly help in the implementation of the management plan for Ballyannan
An assessment of Allens Pools, Ballycotton, is underway to ascertain the best approach to restore the habitat to its former glory. Satellite imagery is being used to assess the level of sedimentation with the help of experts in UCC
The provision of a hide at the Gearagh is moving closer thanks to the efforts of John Lynch. Further news should be available in the near future.
The CNT has been approached to assess and possibly manage several hectares of prime marshland habitate west of Cork City.
Watch this space for progress!
The CNT will be looking into an application for a license to dump 20,000 tons of building rubble on lands close to a designated area where Reed Warblers are known to breed. Observations are welcome.
Congratulations to the Louth Nature Trust, a sister organisation which has been established to protect habitats and wildlife in the county. Visit their home page on
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Members' Observations
Please contact us if you have noticed any unusual or early sightings (e.g. early frog spawn, first butterfly, early spring flowering species, etc.), and we will include them in the website.