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 could 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 2013-2014-2015:       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 years.
Talks Programme 2015/2016
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   13th Oct. 2015          Hedgehogs-Natural History and rescue     Maureen Graham.                                                   Saturday  17th Oct. 2015          Walk at Parkaneur(11am)                                                                           Lunch 1pm at ‘The Brewers House’       
    Tuesday  10th  Nov. 2015        Tuesday    8th  Dec.2015
   Tuesday  12th  Jan. 2016    Tuesday   9th   Feb 2016
     Tuesday  8th   Mar.
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail:
                 Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Mid-Ulster Council)
          Outings 2015
       Information on other natural history events.
September-Featured picture.
  Irish bumble and solitary bees.
                Una Fitzpatrick
 Visit to Food Innovation Centre, and  multimedia presentation on Lough Fea.      Ronnie Irvine
 Owl conservation.
        Mike Gibb
 DARD Countryside Mgt. Prog.
 Canadian fleabane is an annual or biennial weed naturalised on waste ground, waysides and walls, and said to be native to Asia. It was introduced to Europe in the 17th century, probably from North America. It was found on walls in London in the early 1800’s Canadian fleabane flowers from June to October with the number of seeds per plant ranging from 25,000 to 60,000. Most flowering occurs in late August to early September. Many seedlings survive winter  as a rosette of leaves from which a flowering stem develops in spring. The seeds are light and dispersed by wind for over 100m. The plant can colonise cultivated land but only becomes established if ground is left. It occurs along roadsides and field edges and rapidly colonises uncultivated fields. It has some medicinal uses.  
(Conyza canadensis)Canadian Fleabane
From Ian McNeill-send records in please. 2015 is last year of recording for Irish Mammal Atlas 2016-submit records using link below. Currently Tyrone at bottom of league! Liam Lysaght is main contact. Relevant web-sites:   From Mark Edgar, Biodiversity Officer for Mid-Ulster (Cookstown,Magherafelt,Dungannon) Details on Bumblebee identification can be accessed at this informative web-site.
e-mail mammals-Ireland submit your records
17th October. Lunch in ‘The Brewers House’ Donaghmore at 1 pm  Check their website for menus.  , 8776 1932 Phone Mona to arrange.  8676 2445 Mobile 07779 639615 or email to Meet for walk at ASDA, Cookstown at 11:00 am or at Parkanaur Car Park at 11:30 am
e-mail Mark Bio-diversity Ireland. Photographic web-site
 Sinead Mulcahy
 Nature Conservation at Springhill                Sophie Atkinson                    
Tuesday 12th April 2016           A.G.M.
Thanks to Ian McNeill for alerting me to local site for this rather unexciting-but nevertheless interesting plant.
Michael Mullan,our Chairperson is to be congratulated on producing a very fine looking Programme for 2015/2016-copies available from committee.