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:  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
Date
Talk
Speaker
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
AGM
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail: mark.edgar@dungannon.gov.uk
                 Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Cookstown,                       Magherafelt and Dungannon Councils)
Biodiversity Outings 2015
Date
Outing 
Arrangements
       Information on other natural history events.
December-Featured pictures.
 2015
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
Details later.
Press report Press report
This unusual fungus (Birds nest fungus)  is found in clusters on dead wood - particularly softwood – in forests and on woodland edges, but Cyathus striatus  also grows on wood chip used as a mulch in parks and gardens. Well-rotted damp timber is the diet of the Bird's Nest fungus, whose fruit-bodies may be seen from early summer through to the onset of winter by those with a keen eye. Now found in N.I. probably due to global warming. From Jackie again, Stropharia aeruginosa,has an unusual blue-green colour. He found the fungus in Springhill-and very late in the season,it has not been recorded often in N.I. Lovely fungus, but don’t eat it-it may make you high as it is believed to contain hallucinogenic compounds-psilobin and psilocybin.
Interesting rare fungi from Jackie Arrell, first N.I.Record, more new pics from Jackie elsewhere
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