Lecarrow Puddin ‘n’ Porter 2014

September 2014, Lecarrow

At  the September Cruise in Company in conjunction with the annual Puddin ‘n Porter festival, we arranged a tour  of  Padraig Corcoran’s  Biodiversity Farm on Mount Plunkett Nature Reserve. The reserve, for those of you don’t know it, is only a five minute walk from Lecarrow Harbour, in behind  the Yew Tree Restaurant. It is a treasure in the area. Mount  Plunkett Nature Reserve is a  farm of land containing 40.5 acres of which 37 acres is an SAC (special area of conservation), with a 600 metres of canal frontage. The Nature reserve provides a perfect  habitat to numerous species of animals such as barn owls, kestrel, lapwing, kingfisher, pheasants, ducks, frogs, badgers and many more.

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Niamh, Oona and Tristan with the Wine and Cheese at the ready

 

! If you want to organise a visit  for yourself you can contact  Padraig through loughreeboathire.ie.  About 20 of us had  a very informative afternoon,  guided  expertly by Padraigs daughter  Rachel who was an oracle of information on the Flora,Fauna and  Wildlife in the area, although she did struggle with the creature in the Bio-Bath.

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The creature in the Bio Bath!

 

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