As the New Year kicks off it is perhaps a good time to reflect on the great work undertaken this past year by the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers. In 2013, members of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers participated in a total of 8 practical conservation outings, 2 training events and two days of survey work. In addition, volunteers participated in and supported 8 talks, 2 events during Heritage Week 2013, BioBlitz in the Burren National Park and other outreach events and fieldtrips. The fine summer weather made it a great year for practical conservation work throughout the Mulkear Catchment.
Mulkear Conservation Volunteers enjoyed a fine summer (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
In keeping with the various year end reviews of the work of MulkearLIFE posted over the past few weeks, the review of the work of the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers in 2013 is testament to the wonderful work done by this dedicated grouping of volunteers.
The following set of images outlines the extent of the practical conservation work undertaken by the Mulkear Conservation Volunteers in 2013.
MCV members build artificial otter holt (Image: Glen Wightman)
Otter detected on motion camera in the catchment, January 2013 (Image: MulkearLIFE)
MCV members plant a significant number of trees, Feb 2013 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
Volunteer, Cian Ó Conchúir installing bird box (Image: Gearóid Jackson)
Some of the rubbish removed from the banks of the Mulkear (Image: Kevin O’Gorman)
MCV members and IFI staff, Annacotty, March 2013 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
MCV members planting native broadleaf’s at Annacotty (Images: Glen Wightman)
A wonderful location to record Ireland’s rich biodiversity (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
MCV Volunteers and Ken O’ Neill (IFI) key out inverts (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
Young recorders get in on the act to support BioBlitz (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
MCV members plant a significant number of trees (Image: Glen Wightman)
After a hard morning’s work, MCV members at Ballyclogh weir (Image: Glen Wightman)
MCV members busy at work in the Clare Glens, Nov. 2013 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
Installing bird boxes in the Clare Glens, November 2013 (Image: Ruairí Ó Conchúir)
MulkearLIFE would like to thank all volunteers who gave of their time in 2013 and would especially like to thank new volunteers who have joined in recent months. A full listing of outings for 2014 will be posted on this website in the next week. New volunteers are always welcome.