Welcome to the website of Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Chairman 2013-2018 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,and has been important in reviving the club.
Talks Programme 2018/2019
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail:
Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Mid-Ulster Council)
Information on other natural history events.
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 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 scheme.•Butterfly Council-Newsletter
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Talks from 7:45pm-approx 9.15pm March-April Food Technology Building, Loughry College ,Cookstown
Click for records from 197250 years ago,a butterfly garden was established in Drum Manor. In 1972, Dr.Henry Heal surveyed butterflies there, and advised on setting up the ‘Butterfly Garden’Sebastian Graham forwarded Dr.Heal’s report on ‘Butterflies in Drum Manor’ (link below).Interesting reading-Wood White, Wall and Silver Washed Fritillary were present- now gone.Has Drum deteriorated as a habitat?Henry Heal was an inorganic chemistry lecturer at Q.U.B. A tall gangly man,always with a smile on his face (even when I made lab. mistakes).Thanks to Sebastian for Species 1972.
Silver-washed Fritillaryin Drum.
Ulster Wildlife champions native wildlife in Northern Ireland,working with local people to secure space for nature in 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 action and research, to stand up for nature by influencing government policy, and promote health and well-being through enjoyment of the natural environment.UWT has almost 12,000 members whose generosity and commitment are making a real difference for wildlife and wild places here in NI.
Explore records of all species on the Island of Ireland.
Some statistics: Our Web-site averages around 34,000 hits per month and around 1200 actual visits. About 8% are from G.B.,8% from USA, and European countries 16%.There are visits from Brazil/Greece/Germany and Canada among others.The most popular pages are Aliens/Drum Manor/Local Geology/Wellbrook
One of Michael Stinson’s Pine Marten video’s
This was part of Ulster Museum’s‘ Dippy on Tour ‘Exhibition.
Natural History Museum filmed a Fungus Foray at Springhill in October as part of ‘Dippy on Tour’; looking at local natural history of Northern Ireland while Dippy was Ulster Museum.
Members can download,then complete and return at this meeting.
Lecture programme 2018 / 2019
Tuesday 09th Oct. 2018
Environmental issuse of Lough Neagh
Saturday 13th Oct. 2018
Nature walk (11am) and lunch(1pm). Loughry Campus and Garden Corner.
Tuesday 13th Nov. 2018
Pine martins. Beautiful but vicious predator
Tuesday 11th Dec. 2018
Wildlife Presentations and Social Evening
Tuesday 8th Jan. 2019
Insects in the garden
Tuesday 12th Feb 2019
Puffins and other memorable sea birds.
Tuesday 12th Mar 2019
Amphibian and Natterjack toad conservation in Ireland
Tuesday 09 April 2019
Wildlife Presentations & A.G.M.
Outings and reports 2018 / 2019
Saturday 7th April 10:30 am
Newts at ‘An Creggan’
Friday 11th May 7:00pm
Bluebells at K’moon,Toothwort and spring plants at Cabin Wood
Ian & Ronnie
Sunday 20th May 5:30 am
Dawn chorus at Drum Manor
Ernie & Ronnie
Thursday 24th May 7.00pm
Spring Walk, Springhill
Sat. 2nd June 2:15pm
Walls Wildlife Garden(with BNFC)
Thurs 28th June
Rare plants of Lough Fea
Ian & Ronnie
Sat 14th July
Dungannon Brickworks visit
Sat 4th August
Orchids at Lough Beg
Sat 11th Aug
Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 7.45pm Loughry (CAFRE) Room FT2Wildlife Presentations and Social EveningNature Notes from Springhill. -Sophie AtkinsonAdopt a spot: Ardcumber. -Sebastian GrahamUsing art to reduce plastic waste.-Roy and Kathryn NelsonGetting to know hoverflies.-Ronnie IrvineBirds of Mid Ulster and further afield.-John Spratt and Norman Davis