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Ear to the Ground

On Tuesday 17th December we had a film crew from RTE filming for a forthcoming episode of Ear to the Ground here at the Reserve and around the North Slob. The weather was extremely bright and dry so certainly showed the surroundings and the birds off really well. We don't have a definite date yet for the airing of the programme but once we do we'll put the information up here and on Facebook.

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The Reserve in the News

On Saturday 9th November there was an article in the Irish Times about the importance of the Wexford Slobs for the Greenland White-fronted geese. It makes a very interesting read but if you didn't see it then here's a link to the article.

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November Newsletter

This latest newsletter will be the last one before the end of the year and possibly before next March/April. As always, if you have any comments, suggestions or questions then please get in touch either by email or phone. Just click at the bottom of the page to move on to the next. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/single-page-correct-order.pdf" title="single page correct order"]

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Open Day

During Goose Week, as you may have seen from the previous post, we will be having an Open Day to celebrate 50 years of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. More details on the flyer below. Come along and help celebrate this milestone, whether you're a frequent or an occasional visitor, or whether you've never been - all are welcome. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/50th-flyer_Layout-1.pdf" title="50th flyer_Layout 1"]

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Goose Week 2019

It's nearly October which means it's nearly time for Goose Week. Details of events are listed on the poster below. If you require any further information then please contact the Centre. Some events will require booking and may be weather dependent. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/goose-week-2019-poster.pdf" title="goose week 2019 poster"]  

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Deadly disease in Irish hares and rabbits

Unfortunately, a disease fatal to rabbits and hares, but of no risk to humans, has been confirmed in a hare at the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. If you see any suspected ill hares on our Reserve, can you please contact the Visitor Centre at the desk or on (0761) 002660. Thank you. For general information or to report a hare or rabbit elsewhere then please click here to read the Department press release.

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Latest Newsletter

We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter for this quarter. Just click at the bottom of the page to move on to the next. If you have any comments, feedback or even general thoughts, then please feel free to contact us either by email, phone or through the facebook page. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Newsletter-August.pdf" title="Newsletter August"]

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Summer Events

Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout July and August there will be pond dipping and bug hunting from 10am till 12. On Tuesday's it will be pond dipping in the Snipe Field near the Centre and Thursday's will be bug hunting in the Raven Woods. No booking required, just turn up between those times to take part. Events are weather dependent so may be cancelled at short notice, keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest information.

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Pond works

There is progress on the redevelopment of the pond. An area has been selected to be a children's dipping pond and an area for an island has been constructed. There will also be floating islands which will be moved around according to where the best areas would be for their use. Water will start being pumped into the pond tomorrow, but in the meantime, the pictures below show how things are looking, or have looked recently. Click on the thumbnails...

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