founded February 1950
Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Welcome to the website of Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Welcome Located in the heart of Mid-Ulster, the club has some 30 members who are interested in the conservation and promotion of wildlife. We want to encourage people to join the club and would encourage those interested to come to club meetings. Complete the contact form or talk to a club member.  If you live in the Mid-Ulster area and have wildlife Information of interest , we would be grateful if you would use our contact form to pass on your knowledge. This will be credited and posted on our web-site .  We would be particularly interested to know of sightings of mammals such as Red Squirrels, Otters and Pine Martins .   Thank you for visiting the club's website.
     Chairman 2013-2014:  Michael Mullan      Michael is a Dairy Scientist with a keen      interest in all aspects of Natural History.      He has written several monographs,and      runs (among others) a Dairy Science      web-site.      Michael has held a number of positions in      Cookstown Wildlife Trust over the year.
Talks Programme 2014/2015
Information:  Secretary:       Mona O'Kane 8676 2445 Press Officer:  Ronnie Irvine 8676 5142
Talks  from 7:45pm-approx 9.15pm  March-April              Food Technology Building, Loughry College ,Cookstown     Spring and Summer Outings below.
Welcome About us. Our Area Nature News Contact us Links
Tuesday 14th Oct. 2014          The Ballinderry river through                 Mrs. Pat Rutherrford.                                                  time and space. Tuesday 11th Nov. 2014           The conservation of the                       Dr.Alastair Cameron                                                  Irish Red Grouse        
   Tuesday 9th  Dec. 2014       Tuesday 13th January 2015
  Tuesday 10th  Feb. 2015   Tuesday 10th March 2015
  Tuesday 14th April
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail:
                 Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Cookstown,                       Magherafelt and Dungannon Councils)
Biodiversity Outings 2014
       Information on other natural history events.
South Down Trip. The Wildlife Trust looks forward to Ian’s McNeill’s annual nature safari.  A chance to learn about flora and fauna of “secret places” in Ulster It is also an enjoyable outing and a chance to enjoy the countryside.  Ian’s trip will take place on: Saturday 14th June 2014 to South Down. Travelling by bus from ASDA car park Cookstown at 9 a.m. returning at around 7:00 p.m. Please give your £10 deposit to any member of Committee.
Photos of rare Pacific Loon on Lough Fea.
Click for Loon
    Sat 14th June                                         South Down
Bus at ASDA,Cookstown 9:00am
Photographic web-site
Encouraging Wildlife through plant selection and gardening practices.
       Ms. Teresa Maguire
Members Night.
Changes in farming and land use in the Falklands-a personal reflection.
Dr.Jim McAdam
The trouble with badgers
Dr.Declan Looney.
From Mark Edgar Growing Native Trees from Seed The Fishing Lodge, Dungannon Park on Friday 31st October 2014 starting at 10:30am. Workshop delivered by Conservation Volunteers on the different techniques required to process the seeds and berries of native trees to maximise germination. Bird Ringing Cabin Wood, Tullywiggan Road, Cookstown on Saturday 22nd November 2014 starting at 10:00am An introduction to bird ringing by licensed ringer Aidan Crean.  As well as looking at the birds of Cabin Wood, it will be explained why birds are ringed, the important information it provides, and see a demonstration on how to ring birds and the equipment required. As mentioned, I will send out more information nearer the time.  You do not have to book a place fore these events, but a phone call or e-mail would be appreciated just so we have an idea of numbers. Any queries, give me a shout.
Event: Draperstown geology
Date: Saturday 18th October 2014 Time: 11am This free event is aimed at the general public (we ask that under 16s are accompanied by an adult). Places are limited so booking is essential. To find out more and to book please contact Marc by email:  or by phone 028 7962 8750
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