Friday, 24 February 2012

" Extraordinary Survivors: Wildlife of The Antarctic" Talk in Mullagh

Jonathan and some Birdwatch Ireland Branch members

Photo Jonathan Shackleton

Report by Heather

A full house in St Killian’s heritage centre Mullagh greatly enjoyed Johnathan Shackleton's talk.
Johnathan, an experienced Antarctic expedition leader, first entertained with tales of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, when men such as Scott, Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton  explored Antarctica
 The talk was beautifully illustrated with shots of whales, orcas , seal species, skuas, albatrosses, petrels, and  the carrion feeder the snowy sheathbill.
Johnathan admitted he was a bit of a penguin fanatic and described the different species and how the distribution is being affected by climate change.
We also saw photographic evidence of the Cavan County Flag unfurled in Antarctica!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Photography Workshop by Des Connors

photo Des Connors

 "Photographing the Kingfisher"

A photography workshop by Des Connors will take place on Thursday 23 February from 7pm -  8pm, Johnson Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan.

This event is hosted by the Irish Wildlife Trust Cavan Branch and should be of interest to anyone with an interest in wildlife or nature photography. Admission free and all welcome.