founded February 1950
Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Welcome to the website of Cookstown Wildlife Trust
     Chairman 2013/2014,2015/2016       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 2016/2017
 Tuesday   11th  Oct. 2016        Climate Change,Impact on Agriculture & Wildlife             Jim McAdam.                                                   Saturday  15th  Oct. 2016        Lunch at 1.00pm following outing to An Creggan
   Tuesday   08th  Nov. 2016       Tuesday  13th   Dec.2016
   Tuesday  10th  Jan. 2017    Tuesday  14th  Feb  2017
     Tuesday  14th  Mar.
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail:
                 Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer                                     for Mid-Ulster Council)
             Information on other natural history events.
Irish hares.
                                    Neil Reid.
 Fungi identification.                                                          Mark Wright.
Trees in Ireland-healthy or diseased?.
       Anthony McGeehan
Birds of the ‘Home Place’.
Summer/Autumn Outings                        11th June                                  World of Owls visit                               Leave Cookstown at 10:00am from ASDA Car Park                                                                                                                                      Lunch at Truffles,Randlestown 1:00pm                                                                                                                                      Enter ‘World of Owls at 11:00am                                                                          Visit to Wall’s Garden,                                                                          Waterfoot Rd,Ballymaguigan               Meet at Wall’s Garden at 2:30pm                                               17th June                                  Visit to Killymoon Castle 7:00pm      Refreshments available.                        26th June                                  Riverfront Hotel,Virginia,Cavan           Briefing on bumblebee monitoring.                                                                         10:00am - 4;00pm                                Interested members contact M.MULLAN,asap.                                                17th Sept                                  Joint  visit with BNFC to                       Members can join-details from Ernie Hunter                                                                          local hatchery and Tullyhogue fort.      
                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. Visit ‘World of Owls’ web-site. You might be interested in taking part in this.
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  Fidelma Maher
 Invasive Plants                                                                                     
  Tuesday 11th   April. 2017       A.G.M.
Located in the heart of Mid-Ulster, the club has some 30 members interested in conservation and promotion of wildlife. We encourage people to join the club and welcome those interested to club meetings. Complete the 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 which will be credited and posted on our web-site .  We are particularly interested in knowing of sightings of mammals such as Red Squirrels, Otters and Pine Martins .   Thank you for visiting the club's website. Bees P.R. Bees P.R. Hedgehogs P.R. Hedgehogs P.R. Lough Fea & visit. Lough Fea & visit. ‘World of Owls’ ‘World of Owls’ ‘World of Owls’. ‘World of Owls’. ‘Farming & Biodiversity ‘Farming & Biodiversity National plant monitoring scheme. National plant monitoring scheme. ‘Sophie at Springhill ‘Sophie at Springhill Cedar web-site Cedar web-site N.Ireland records N.Ireland records
Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership Spring Events Programme
Events Events
 Alistair McCracken
Last seasons talks:
                    Also possible lecture on ‘Recording’,depending on interest.Jackie to organise.
August topics.
Copse Snail,not the gardener’s friend.He/she slips out on damp nights to munch pansies etc. BUT the species is almost confined to the northern half of Ireland, AND VULNERABLE. Its range in Ireland suggests it may have originated from Scotland after the ice age.
Catherine Fegan and Neill Watts Catherine Fegan and Neill Watts Report on ‘World of Owls’ visit Report on ‘World of Owls’ visit UW Facebook Site UW Facebook Site UW Twitter site UW Twitter site Become a member. Become a member. Visits to Cummings & New site Visits to Cummings & New site New Wildlife Site  added
Two Amanitas from Jackie  photographed at ‘The Argory’ (Amanita Phalloides) Death Cap  Amanita citrina) False Death Cap
Click to enlarge. Our 2016-2017 programme deserves a spot. Third pic-Jackie.Ernie, Ian & Ronnie visiting a new site with Mark Edgar from Council -taken by Michael
Butterflies were late this year
Recent autumn days have seen good numbers of Tortoiseshells, Peacocks and Painted Ladies- brought northwards by warm southerly winds. Concern was expressed earlier about low numbers of Tortoiseshells,but this seems to have rectified itself.
Ulster Wildlife- a local charity, champions native wildlife in Northern Ireland and works with local people to secure space for nature in our countryside, towns, coastlines and seas. Through twin visions of Living Landscapes and Living Seas,they hope to inspire people to champion nature,protect and restore habitats through practical action and research,stand up for nature by influencing government policy and promote health and well-being through enjoyment of the natural environment. UW  has almost 12,000 members whose generosity and commitment are making a real difference for wildlife and wild places here in NI.
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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 State of nature report State of nature report
Sept. 2016
Copse snail-Roy Anderson Copse snail-Roy Anderson