I am often out with a group and someone always says “What’s that?” They might point at the sky and see a bird flying overhead or look down and see the marvellous intricacies of a beautiful Dog Violet. When you walk slowly and observe what is happening in the great outdoors small and beautiful […]
Getting Children into the Outdoor Classroom
Did you know that 40% of young children between 7-11 have never climbed a tree? That as many as 60% know more about Pandas and Siberian Tigers than they do about Song Thrushes or how many spots there are on a Ladybird.
A recent article by George Monbiot for the […]
This Saturday September 28th, we are holding one of our regular Wild Mushroom Hunts at the Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co. Carlow.
We will meet up at 10.30 am and have an introductory chat about the different types of fungi to look out for. We are not going to bamboozle you with facts but give […]
Next Saturday 3rd August, we are off to the Raven, that wonderful area of sand dunes and cool woods near Curracloe Co. Wexford.
This is an Area of Special Conservation with magnificent wild flowers, herbs, butterflies and birds .
On the day we are hoping to see as many of our Irish Butterflies as possible from […]
On Saturday July 27th we are having one of our regular Hikes through the hills to lovely deserted valleys with cool mountain streams.
Here’s the deal.
We will meet at Killedmond at 12 for light refreshments then off we go to the unspoiled wilderness areas of the Blackstairs.
We will provide a simple packed lunch.
On our […]
Thanks again to so many people for joining Robert and I on our Foraging Walk Last Saturday. I promised that I would put up names of plants and herbs that we saw. So here they are are. If you are interested in foraging, get a good flower guide and take your time to look […]
On Saturday June 8th we will be taking to the hills for one of our monthly hikes into the wilderness. We will meet in Killedmond and then off into the remote valleys of the Blackstairs to high bogs and wild remote areas. We will hope to see upland birds such as Ravens, Kestrels, maybe Curlews, as well as Dippers on fast flowing mountain streams. We will pass through wild glens, bogs, […]
A glimpse of Mount Leinster
Although there is snow on the mountains and a cold wind blowing across the Barrow Valley, Spring is on it’s way.
I was walking along the Barrow track this morning that magnificent long ,grassy walkway that runs for miles and miles , is full of the signs that winter is on the wane.
Two beautiful Mute Swans were looking at potential nesting sites; a Kingfisher flew upstream looking mighty pleased with himself. A Blackbird was singing it’s little heart out with that […]
Some of you may have noticed that our website was having a little TLC applied to it last week! Well, now were’ back! We are delighted to let all our friends and Eco trailers know that we have made it easier for you to book a walk, a workshop, buy gift vouchers for trails […]