Éanna Ní Lamhna will give us a whirlwind tour in her own inimitable way of the fascinating wildlife of Co. Clare.
She will tell us about the original native Scots pines that still exist in the Burren as well as the butterflies there that occur nowhere else in Ireland.
The seabird colonies on the coast in high summer as well as the wildlife rich turloughs will be described and you will make the acquaintance of the fairy shrimp and the legless lizard.
The unique situation leading to both Arctic Alpine and Mediterranean plants living side by side on the Burren will also be described.
You are in for a treat.
About the Speaker:
Éanna Ní Lamhna holds science degrees from UCD. Her thesis on the ecology of sand dunes and salt-marshes was published in the Journal of Life Sciences.
She set up the Irish Biological Records Centre in 1974 and is responsible for the original distribution maps of mammal and insects. She lectured post graduates on sustainability for 20 years in TU Dublin.
Her publications include a series of five studies on Irish Air Quality, eight books including Wild Dublin and her most recent – Wild Musings.
Éanna was President of An Taisce from 2004 – 2009 and was until recently President of the Tree Council of Ireland.
Éanna is a Judge of Environmental Initiatives undertaken by local groups on a county level such as Pride of Place.
A highly respected radio and television broadcaster on environmental issues; she has been an expert on the RTÉ Mooney Goes Wild radio programme since it began in 1995 and indeed is still the only female voice.
Alongside Derek Mooney, (Presenter), she is joined on the panel by colleagues Terry Flanagan, (Science & Wildlife Reporter), Niall Hatch, (BirdWatch Ireland) and Dr. Richard Collins, (Ornithologist).
She also appears regularly on Virgin Media’s The Six O’Clock Show with an environmental and wildlife slot.
Included in “Irelands influential 100” list in 2012; she is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer and is a fluent Irish speaker.