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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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Access to National Parks and Nature Reserves

Ireland’s National Parks and Nature Reserves remain accessible to the public and have seen an upsurge in visitors in recent days.  While the Parks and Reserves remain open, visitor centres and information points are closed on foot of Government measures to combat the spread of Covid-19. The National Parks and Wildllife Service (NPWS) would like to encourage continued enjoyment of these wonderful outdoor resources, but would also like to remind the public of the importance of adhering to current Health...

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Centre Closure

The Visitor Centre and hides will close today, Thursday 12th March, and will remain closed until further notice. We will post on here and facebook when the Reserve re-opens.

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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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