Take a free workshop on how to identify Japanese Knotweed and other pesky plants
Looking for an excuse to get some fresh air?
Pounding the pavements isn’t for everyone, but if you enjoy nature and you like to help out the local community, an upcoming forest workshop could be just the thing.
Run by Wild Work Cork, the Douglas BAP Invasive Species Project Workshop focuses on showing participants how to identify and record four invasive species found locally in Douglas.
These are Japanese Knotweed, Cherry Laurel, Traveler’s Joy, and Winter Heliotrope, all of which can wreak havoc on the native vegetation and must be spotted early so the experts can tackle them.
“Come along to learn how invasive species impact the environment and how you can help.” said a spokesperson for organisers, Wild Work.
“We will be meeting at the entrance to Ballybrack Woods which is opposite the Douglas Community Centre, next to the car park near the Bean & Leaf coffee shop. Google location 51.873366, -8.437728.”
This project is part of the ongoing actions taken by Douglas Tidy Towns as part of a nationwide plan to enhance biodiversity in communities by combining the expertise of qualified ecologists with the skills, experience, and enthusiasm of local community groups.
You can check out a short video on the project here.
The Workshop begins at 12pm in Ballybrack Woods (Mangala) Ardarrig on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 and you can reserve a place for free.