Not long to go now till 25th. Days are short here in the Blackstairs and with fog hanging over us today, there was virtually no daylight. We are busy here getting ready our new programme which we will launch in January 2013. Lots of new ventures and all of the old favourites.
2012 is winding down. Over the last few weeks we have had some very peculiar weather. Heavy rain and gales, hard frost with snow on the Blackstairs and in between, gorgeous sunny days with blue skies. Great days for walking and watching what is happening here in South Carlow.
It ‘s the little things that matter.
Flocks of Long Tailed Tits moving through […]
Here at Blackstairs Ecotrails we not only undertake our three times a week slow relaxing walks , we also plan lots of very varied workshops. We have just finished our series of Fungi workshops and a photography and Wild Life Workshop as well. Over the summer we have travelled to different parts of Ireland to give […]
When you are out and about all the time ,like we are at Blackstairs Ecotrails you can monitor the tiniest shift in seasonal change. Slightly cooler mornings, a bit of frost on the grass, evenings closing in and that shift in nature itself , when our summer migrants fly back to warmers climes and our hardier visitors like […]
September has been a funny month, from a weather perspective at least!. We haven’t had too many of those lovely autumnal days with sun beating down on us and the hint of the changing seasons advising us that a change is one the way. We have had gales , rain, more gales and more ran […]
Last Saturday we had the first of our three Wild Mushroom Workshops with Jonathan Spazzi. We had a marvellous day in the woods and a great cook up afterwards.
We found this!
Our next Workshop is on Saturday September 29th here in Killedmond, Home of Blackstairs Ecotrails. The Workshop will run from 10am till 4pm with talks , […]
I don’t mean to be pessimistic but there is a slight shift in the seasons these days. I spotted the first Beech with turning leaves, blackberries are ripening in the ditches, Rowan berries are adding colour to our woods and our swallows are gone. I have never known them leave so early.But this shifting from one […]
This Sunday in conjunction with the National Country Fair in Borris, Co. Carlow we are going to have some wild fun. There is going to be a great treasure hunt for children with real buried treasure..
Children aged between 8-12 can come to the Step House Hotel at 12 noon for the first clue to be given out. […]