Just like the weather this month, the Ennis Tidy Towns Biodiversity free lecture series started off ‘Cool’ but we finished out the month ‘Springing’ towards getting out and starting our summer gardens.
Anne Marie Harrington who is our Clare Cool Planet Experience Champion started off the month with a workshop on climate change and the various ways we can make a difference. This is part of an exciting national initiative to open up the dialog about climate change with young people by making it fun and cool.
March 14th was a fascinating night with renowned author and folklorist Niall Mac Coitir. Niall enlightened us about the links between folklore and local wildlife and plants.
We were delighted to welcome Aoife Munn, horticulturist and wildlife enthusiast, to speak about ‘Gardening for Biodiversity’ during the month. Prospective entrants to this year’s Best Kept Garden and Green Areas Award that attended gathered some new ideas for their competition areas this year.
Last but by no means least, the wonderful Oonagh O Dwyer from Wild Kitchen gave us some invaluable information about edible wild plants and foraging.
Thanks to all our contributors and all those that attended the ‘Wild About Ennis’ Biodiversity Free lectures. We had an overwhelming response so we hope to plan more in the future. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more events.