Castleknock Biodiversity Mapping project
Back in Autumn 2019, Castleknock Tidy Towns (C.T.T.) applied for funding to run a biodiversity project in Castleknock. We hoped to better understand the various species of animals, birds and insects who also call Castleknock home. We were successful in our application and hired Wild Work (a biodiversity company) to carry out a survey of the village and to present the findings. The plan in March 2020 was to present, an interactive, educational presentation to class representatives and teachers from the three local primary schools. And then to plant a wild flower space in each one of the schools. To discover more on this, visit our Habitat Mapping page or watch our video below.
During the filming of the Wild Works video we noted that there was a colony of swifts nesting in the village in one of the buildings in St Brigid’s National School. A great discovery! Read more about our ongoing Swift Project here.
Biodiversity Photography Competition:
One thing we love to do is to encourage our members and community to celebrate our local biodiversity. We love showcasing all manner of bugs, insects and little creatures that bring life to our area! Watch this space for a local photographic competition coming soon...