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WILDLIFE PONDS WORKSHOP

Whether you have a courtyard, a garden, a community space or acres of land, this interactive workshop will give you all the tools you need for creating and managing your own wildlife pond.

We are delighted to collaborate with Aoife O’Rourke and Rob Gandola of An Taisce’s ‘Ponds for Biodiversity’ project for this event which is a fascinating and inspiring experience.

“Ponds are fantastic habitats for wildlife and have been demonstrated to host more biodiversity than rivers and lakes, particularly macroinvertebrates and less common species (⅔ of all freshwater species!). Permanent and naturally vegetated ponds are excellent at carbon sequestration (Gilbert et al., 2014). Taylor et al. (2019) found that small ponds sequestered 20-30 times the amount of carbon compared with woodlands, grasslands and other habitats” An Taisce

The workshop includes:

  • Demonstration of several wildlife ponds from kitchen sink size to football-pitch size.
  • How to create a wildlife pond and what to plant
  • Wildlife Pond biodiversity and monitoring
  • Wildlife Pond management and conservation
  • Plenty of opportunity for Q&A
  • A Cuppa and Cookies overlooking our largest wildlife pond.

Find out more about the stunning array of insects and larger animals that a wildlife pond will attract for you to observe and enjoy throughout the seasons.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Group Size: 10-14

Price: €65*

Age: 16+ years (must be accompanied by an adult)

Weather: Please dress for the great outdoors and Irish weather.

Suitability: Wellies, waterproof shoes or boots, long trousers and long sleeves recommended. Note there is some rough ground on the paths around the nature reserve but there is no steep terrain.

* Note: Wildacres is a Social Enterprise and all proceeds from tours, walks, workshops, courses and products go directly towards biodiversity protection, restoration and education through the Wildacres Nature Reserve Project.

Book below

WILDLIFE PONDS WORKSHOP

Whether you have a courtyard, a garden, a community space or acres of land, this interactive workshop will give you all the tools you need for creating and managing your own wildlife pond.
We are delighted to collaborate with Aoife O’Rourke and Rob Gandola of An Taisce’s ‘Ponds for Biodiversity’ project for this event which is a fascinating and inspiring experience.

“Ponds are fantastic habitats for wildlife and have been demonstrated to host more biodiversity than rivers and lakes, particularly macroinvertebrates and less common species (⅔ of all freshwater species!). Permanent and naturally vegetated ponds are excellent at carbon sequestration (Gilbert et al., 2014). Taylor et al. (2019) found that small ponds sequestered 20-30 times the amount of carbon compared with woodlands, grasslands and other habitats” An Taisce

The workshop includes:

  • Demonstration of several wildlife ponds from kitchen sink size to football-pitch size.
  • How to create a wildlife pond and what to plant
  • Wildlife Pond biodiversity and monitoring
  • Wildlife Pond management and conservation
  • Plenty of opportunity for Q&A
  • A Cuppa and Cookies overlooking our largest wildlife pond.

Find out more about the stunning array of insects and larger animals that a wildlife pond will attract for you to observe and enjoy throughout the seasons.

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Group Size: 10-14
  • Price: €65*
  • Age: 16+ years (must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Weather: Please dress for the great outdoors and Irish weather.
  • Suitability: Wellies, waterproof shoes or boots, long trousers and long sleeves recommended. Note there is some rough ground on the paths around the nature reserve but there is no steep terrain.
* Note: Wildacres is a Social Enterprise and all proceeds from tours, walks, workshops, courses and products go directly towards biodiversity protection, restoration and education through the Wildacres Nature Reserve Project.

Book below