Workshop: Big Beach Biodiversity Survey – Wicklow, 21 March 2020

Workshop Title: Big Beach Biodiversity Survey

Workshop Leader: Dave Wall

Venue: Scoil Mhuire Réalt na Mara, Ballinacarrig, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow. Eircode: (A67 XP71)

Date: Saturday, 21st March

Time: 10:00 – 15:00 (field work included)

Audience: Beginner to intermediate recorders

Fee: No cost but booking is required.

Join the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council and the National Biodiversity Data Centre as we look at the features used to identify Ireland’s Bivalve species and other flotsam cast up on the tide and offer helpful suggestions on identification resources. The morning will consist of a short introduction to the Explore Your Shore! project, followed by an illustrated talk with particular emphasis on key identification features of bivalves. In the afternoon we will explore Brittas Bay Beach to practice our field skills and hopefully record a variety of bivalve species. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their identification skills.

To book your place on this workshop: please email Deirdre Burns at [email protected]