The bird hides are open!

The Pat Walsh and Pumphouse bird hides at the Wexford Wildfowl reserve have re-opened (in line with Government national guidance). The bird hides are now open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Wear a face mask One person at a time within hide Wipe down surfaces and touch points before and after use, use hand sanitiser (please bring your own supplies, as supplies in the bird hide cannot be guaranteed) Use of the bird hide is at your own risk  

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The Bird Hides are now open!

The Pat Walsh and Pumphouse bird hides at the Wexford Wildfowl reserve have re-opened (in line with Government national guidance). The bird hides are now open from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Wear a face mask One person at a time within hide Wipe down surfaces and touch points before and after use, use hand sanitiser (please bring your own supplies, as supplies in the bird hide cannot be guaranteed) Use of the bird hide is at your own risk

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Contact

Our main email account, wwr.education@chg.gov.ie, has been down for the past 3 weeks and we are unable to check for any messages. If you wish to contact the Reserve, please message our facebook or instagram account, phone the relevant Ranger, or leave a message on the Centre answerphone. Thanks.

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Greenland White-fronted geese

The Greenland White-fronts have started heading back to their breeding grounds after building up their body fat over the winter here in Wexford. By the second week of April it is expected that all the geese will have left. Once data has been collated from this season, we hope to put the information up here on the site and on facebook.

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Halloween

Check out our latest page under the Activities menu. A spooky halloween nature hunt to get you out and about, in your 5km of course! Learn some facts along the way as well and have fun! Or try the halloween quiz and wordsearch.

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Weather warning

          Please do not enter the Raven Wood Nature Reserve tomorrow due to a yellow wind warning. Once the wind has abated, staff will need to enter the woods to check for fallen trees and loose branches, so for your own safety, please do not walk through the woods.

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New Raven trail map

A new trail map has just been installed at the Raven Nature Reserve in Wexford. It promotes the main stone trail of just under 7km which goes through the forest adjoining Curracloe beach and the Slob lands of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. The trail has a minimal gradient, with seating areas provided along the route, and is marked by red waymarking arrows. The Raven wood covers approximately 600 acres of land and is a Special Area of Conservation for its...

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The Reserve remains closed

The Reserve, Visitor Centre, hides and car park all remain closed at this time. We currently have no date for our reopening but will inform you as soon as we have any firm details. Staff are still working, on and off site, and can be contacted by email, mobile or through our facebook page.

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Bealtaine Living Earth Festival 2020

It's the Living Earth Festival from May 16th to 24th but obviously this year we can't hold events down at the Centre. If you go to the menu at the top of the page, under activities you'll find a couple of quizzes to test your knowledge. Answers to the mammal quiz will be given next Sunday, at the end of the festival.

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