Have you a general interest in wildlife in the South Tipperary area? Are you interested in learning more about birds of prey and the small mammal assemblages in the Tipperary area?
Then you may be interested in attending a one day workshop run in conjunction with Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE), BirdWatch Ireland (BWI) and South Tipperary County Council (STCC). MISE is a new project funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Ireland-Wales Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG IVA). Labhaoise McKenna (STCC) will introduce the county’s Biodiversity Action Plan. John Lusby (BWI) will give a general talk on birds of prey and the small mammals that they consume as part of their diet.
Peter Turner (WIT) will introduce the MISE project and will talk about small mammal detective methods utilizing DNA technology. The talks will be followed by a number of interesting workshops including the identification of small mammals from bird of prey pellets, small mammal bait pots for non-invasive surveys and the demonstration of small mammal trapping. This free day long event will run on Saturday April 21st at Hotel Minella, Clonmel from 10am to 4pm. Places are limited and booking is essential. For more information about MISE visit www.miseproject.ie or find us on Facebook. Please contact Denise O’Meara, MISE Project.
Workshop with MISE, BWI and STCC
Saturday April 21st
at 10am to 4pm
at the Hotel Minella, Coleville Road, Clonmel
*10am Peter Turner (WIT). Greeting and general introduction to the MISE project
*10.15am Labhaoise McKenna (STCC). General introduction to the South Tipperary Biodiversity Action Plan
*10.30am John Lusby (BWI). General talk on birds of prey and small mammal assemblages
*11.15am Coffee break
*11.30am Catherine O’Reilly or Peter Turner (WIT). DNA technology used in WIT to aid mammal detective work
*12 noon Lunch
*1am John Lusby (BWI). Learn how to identify small mammals from bird of prey pellets Demonstration of small mammal trapping
*3-4am Peter Turner and Andrew Harrington (MISE). Learn how to conduct a non-invasive bait pot survey for small mammals. Learn how to make a hedgehog footprint tunnel