Have a really wild spring day at Gortin Glen Forest Park

Published: 17th April 2015

Come along to Gortin Glen Forest Park on Sunday 19 April for a really wild afternoon of wildlife activities for all the family.

From 2pm to 4pm the forest park will play host to a range of fun and educational activities which celebrate native mammals found in the forest and the local area.

Throughout the afternoon people will have the chance to take part in a mammal track identification activity which will test observation skills, follow the self-guided mammal trail to enter the really wild spring quiz and make their own mammal track using their wild child handprints.

Forest Guides and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Biodiversity Officer will also be on hand to explain more about native mammals and the wildlife of the forest. They will also provide information on how to take part in a survey of mammals which will be used to update The Atlas of Mammals of Ireland.

People are asked to visit www.habitas.org/records and complete a simple form which includes clicking on a map to identify where the animal was sighted. This information will be used to update The Atlas of Mammals of Ireland and is useful for planning, protecting and raising awareness of wildlife species.

For further information on the event at Gortin Glen Forest Park or to find out more about biodiversity recording please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Biodiversity Officer by telephoning 0300 300 1777 or emailing julie.corry@fermanaghomagh.com.

Gortin Glen is a state forest managed by the Northern Ireland Forest Service

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