founded February 1950
Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Welcome to the website of Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Welcome
     Chairman 2013/2014,2015/2016,2017       Michael Mullan      Michael, a semi-retired Dairy Scientist      has 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 years.
Talks Programme 2017/2018 (provisional)
Date
Talk
Speaker
 Tuesday   10th  Oct. 2017        Birds of Prey         Jim Wells.                                                   Saturday  14th  Oct. 2017        Outing followed by lunch at Lissan House              Maureen Graham
   Tuesday   14th  Nov. 2017      Tuesday   12th  Dec. 2017
   Tuesday    9th  Jan. 2018    Tuesday  13th  Feb. 2018
     Tuesday  13th  Mar.
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                Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Mid-Ulster Council)
             Information on other natural history events.
    2018
Irish deer-numbers,predators & other issues
                                    Martin Malone?
 Members evening.                                                       
Irish hares-status & challenges by Brown Hares.
       Una Fitzpatrick
Hoverflies and other pollinators.
Success-rejuvenation of Lissan Wildflower meadow has shown improvement in range of plants.                                                                        
                Otters,pine-martins,Red Squirrels etc.                 Send your wildlife records to Cedar.                Find records for species recorded in N.Ireland Details on Bumblebee identification can be accessed at this informative web-site. One of our younger members-Sebastian Graham has set up an interesting and successful web-site on ‘old mills’.Well worth a look. You might be interested in taking part in this.
mammals-Ireland mammals-Ireland Don’t mow,let it grow -web-site and survey Don’t mow,let it grow -web-site and survey e-mail Mark e-mail Mark Bio-diversity Ireland. Bio-diversity Ireland.
Challenges for red squirrels in Ireland.                       Declan Looney     
  Tuesday 10th   April. 2018       A.G.M.
Located in the heart of Mid-Ulster, the club has some 35 members interested in conservation and promotion of wildlife. We encourage people to join the club and welcome those interested to our meetings. Complete our contact form or talk to a club member. If you live in Mid-Ulster area and have wildlife Information of interest, please use our contact form to pass on your knowledge/information. This will be credited and posted on our web-site .  We are particularly interested in information on sightings of mammals such as Red Squirrels, Otters and Pine Martins .  Thank you for visiting the club's website. Old Mills of N.I. Old Mills of N.I. National plant monitoring scheme. National plant monitoring scheme. Cedar web-site Cedar web-site N.Ireland records N.Ireland records
 Neil Reid
Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 talk reports:
                                                                               October topic-Fungi
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     Talks  from 7:45pm-approx 9.15pm  March-April              Food Technology Building, Loughry College ,Cookstown
Photographic web-site Photographic web-site Birds of Prey-Jim Wells Birds of Prey-Jim Wells Getting to Food Tech. building Getting to Food Tech. building Butterflies in Drum Manor. Butterflies in Drum Manor.
Click for records from 1972 Almost 50 years ago,a butterfly garden was established in Drum Manor. In 1972 the late Dr.Henry Heal surveyed the butterflies in Drum and assisted in establishing the ‘Butterfly Garden’ Sebastian Graham kindly forwarded Dr.Heal’s report on ‘Butterflies in Drum Manor’ (link above).This makes interesting reading. Wood White, Wall and Silver Washed Fritillary were all present, but are now apparently gone.. It is many years since I have seen a Silver Washed Fritillary or a Wall Butterfly there. Drum has apparently deteriorated as a habitat for butterflies. Coincidentally, Henry Heal was my inorganic chemistry lecturer at University. A tall gangly man,always with a smile on his face. Thanks to Sebastian for Species 1972.
Silver -washed Fritillary in Drum.
Saturday 04 Nov. Scything at Lissan.Experts and amateurs alike turned up to mow a meadow-a few showed rhythm and balance in their scything style. Notably Winston,Ruth,Jackie,Ernie and Fred.Others tried but lacked that rustic touch! The grass was heavy and wet-whch didn’t help. Thanks to Sharon who provided us with tea and shortbread afterwards..and we did have some chat.
                     INTERESTING VISIT TO GOSFORD WITH ARMAGH FIELD NATURALISTS Saturday 30th October-our members had a fungus foray around Gosford with A.F.N. on a lovely early autumn day The outing provided a good variety of fungi. Jackie took lots of pictures, some of which are shown below. (I forgot my camera),                                                                                                                                       
Lissan Wildflowers. Lissan Wildflowers.
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Cons.Volunteers Tr.Course links. Cons.Volunteers Tr.Course links.
Mark has sent a new web-site address-some Councils are investigating the best way to look after road-side verges from an environmental viewpoint. Here is your chance to complete the survey and have your say
Yellow Stags horn                                 Deceiver                  The Prince        Stags showing their mettle  Some of the group        Hairy Curtain Crust                               Lawyers Wig.                                                                                      Pheasant’s Eye at Springhill                                                                                                                                             from Jackie
Outing & Lunch-Lissan. Outing & Lunch-Lissan.
Outing and Meal at Lissan.
     The grim reapers.
Winston has a superb style.
Ruth surprised everyone with her skill.
Jim Wells & Ernie.
Waiting for a book bargain
Our New Programme 2017-2018. Our New Programme 2017-2018.