We attended a very interesting presentation on the Flora and Fauna of Aughinish island and surrounding area, given by Liam Dundon and hosted by Adare Tidy Towns, on Wednesday 6 February 18 in the Woodlands. The trails and bird hides in Aughinish are open to the public and well worth checking out. We are now in the eleventh week of the Garden Bird Survey. Our Bird of the Week this week is the Goldfinch, a beautiful exotic-looking bird with its blood-red face and white and black head. Keep an eye out for them during the week. Well done to the children from Kilcornan Preschool for their litter picking on the Blue school road. Check them out on the Preschool Facebook and our Kilcornan Tidy Towns Facebook.