Join Elaine Keegan of the National Parks & Wildlife Service on a tour of West Clare’s beautiful wildlife.

This talk will focus on the important local sites for wildlife and the special plants and animals living in West Clare. Places such as Kilkee and Loop Head cliffs with their nesting birds and flower rich cliff tops. The wonderful wet and boggy life in Tullaher bog. The migratory wintering birds and muddy saltmarshes in the Shannon estuary.

The talk will look at the fascinating life of mysterious bats and other elusive mammals. As well as the important habitats for them. This will be an illustrated talk with many photographs of the wonderful wildlife of West Clare.
And there will be a chance at the end for you to come and meet some furry & feathered friends!

About the Speaker:
Elaine Keegan is the local West Clare Wildlife Ranger with National Parks & Wildlife Service. She has been working with wildlife and biodiversity for more than 20 years.
Elaine is passionate about wildlife and is also involved in the West Clare Wildlife Club committee. The National Parks & Wildlife Service is the government authority protecting wildlife.

The three key roles of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are:

Firstly; to secure the conservation of a representative range of ecosystems (habitats) and to maintain and enhance populations of flora and fauna in Ireland.

Secondly; to manage the Irish State’s nature conservation responsibilities under national and European law and international commitments.

Thirdly; to promote awareness of natural heritage and biodiversity issues through education, outreach, engaging with stakeholders and to manage our National Parks and Nature Reserves.

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