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Mayo Naturalists' Field Club

The general aim of the Mayo Naturalists Field Club is to promote an interest in all aspects of natural heritage. The Field Club activities are intended to be both enjoyable and educational, and provide opportunities for people to share their interests in, and learn about Mayo's natural history. To particpate in any of the outings all you need is interest and enthusiasm!

All events are free of charge.


The next event of the Mayo Naturalists’ Field Club

Pollinator Study Da

will take place at Frogswell Garden, Straide on Saturday, May 21st from 10:00 am to 3:30 pmwith Celia Graebner (Gardener) and Karina Dingerkus (Ecologist).

The morning will focus on the main Irish pollinator groups, their current status, lifestyles and habitat needs. Weather permitting we will observe pollinator activity in the immediate area: bumblebees, Spring butterflies and early hoverflies. 

In the afternoon we will take a walk to look at different habitat types and pollinator forage plants, review the aims of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, and discuss recently published strategies for putting them into practice at local level. 

Meet at: lay-by opposite the Copper Beech pub in Straide (N 58) at 10.00 am.

Cost: €10.00

Please bring: any observations on pollinator activity in your neighbourhood this spring; rain-gear, stout shoes, and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Booking essential as places are limited. Please book by emailing:

This event is being held in association with Frogswell Nursery and Giorria Environmental Services,


 Details of all events and outings planned for 2016 will be available here shortly.




Deirdre Cunningham

Heritage Officer
Mayo County Council
Áras an Chontae

Phone: 094 9024444

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