13th June 2011

Mini Beast Hunt 21 May 2011

Despite the weather, there was a great turn out for the NMDC Mini Beast Hunt at Slieve Gullion on Saturday which was organised by Newry and Mourne Council Officers Danielle Begley (Biodiveristy Officer) and Tamasin Wilson (Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Officer) to help celebrate International Biodiversity Day.  The afternoon event was jam packed with activities to help children learn about mini-beasts that live in the area.  Pictured above, Danielle prepared the children for their hunt indoors before taking them outside to see what they could find.  The afternoon was rounded off by lots of mini-beast associated arts and crafts including identification of the mini-beast found during the hunt.

Tamasin said, “We are delighted to provide people with a chance to explore the Ring of Gullion and enjoy the breathtaking landscape whilst learning about the history too. The tour was very well supported and it was the first of a number events we will be running throughout the year to showcase the area.”


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