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.
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"]
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.
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...
Check out the new walking tour available on the Wilder Wander App. More details under Raven Nature Reserve menu at the top of the page.
We have just produced our first newsletter from the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve with news from the Centre and around the region. We hope this will be a quarterly publication and would welcome your feedback and suggestions for things you would like to see included. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Single-page-newsletter.pdf" title="Single page newsletter"]
We're pleased to be part of the Bealtaine Living Earth Festival this year, Ireland’s biggest biodiversity and natural heritage festival. We'll be running events on both Sunday 19th May and Sunday 26th May. Full details on https://mrj.wjr.mybluehost.me/LivingEarth/public-programme/ In addition to the events outlined in the programme, we also have a talk on Bumblebees on Sunday 26th May at 2pm.
We are currently in the process of redeveloping the pond and surroundings down at the Centre for improved visitor access and experience. We hope to keep you up to date on the progress of the works both here on the website and also on our facebook page so be sure to check back regularly.
Join us for a tree week event on Tuesday 2nd April at 2pm as we label the trees around the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve and talk about the different varieties that grow around the Centre.
This Sunday is World Wildlife Day with the theme of 'Life below water:for people and planet'. Head over to the website www.wildlifeday.org for more information.