It was back to National school on Tuesday last week for a group of us as we joined 6th class, 5th class and the Green Schools Committee to learn about habitat mapping. After the introduction in the classroom we headed outdoors to check out the wildlife habitats in the school yard and in the Community car park and sports field. Thanks to Seán Hartigan of Living Limerick for educating us and to Ms Marina Mullane for inviting us into her classroom.
On Wednesday night last week we headed to Askeaton to hear Geoff Hunt give a presentation on "The Wildlife of Askeaton" hosted by Askeaton Tidy Towns.
On Saturday it was time to do a bit of bulb planting at the wall with the horse ring opposite the Church. So it was daffodils to keep the humans happy and snake's head fritillaria to feed the starving bumblebees when they emerge from hibernation in the Springtime.
As the Garden Bird Survey started this week on the 4th December our group of eleven stalwarts are keeping a sharp eye on their gardens. You can still participate by logging onto birdwatchireland.ie.
Lastly we have decided on "A Bird of the Week" while the survey lasts. This week it's the Robin. In the 2016/2017 Garden Bird Survey the Robin was ranked no.1 as it was recorded in 99.5% of gardens surveyed. Keep an eye out for this cheeky fellow this week and let us know if you spot one.