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Wild Food Summer School

It's Wednesday evening, just three days since  our 2015 Wild Food Summer School ended. We had three days of foraging, talks, film, demonstrations, wild food cooked by extraordinary chefs and the brilliant and one and only Miles Irving who was with us for the weekend, sharing his passion and love of foraging and how we

The Fantastic World of Fungi

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 season

Wild Life Treasure Hunt for Children

Speckled Wood Butterfly 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

Going Nationwide

What a beautiful sunny ,summery day it was here in Killedmond and a busy one too for Blackstairs Ecotrails. As part of a programme to celebrate Borris and the hosting of the National Country Fair ,RTE is doing a programme on our  Town.In conjunction with the Fair  we were  interviewed and it was a great opportunity for Blackstairs Ecotrails and my walkers to talk


The Swift(Apus apus) is the doyen of the summer skies. Soaring  high in the sky , screaming it's extraordinary song and  flying at breakneck speed  to its nest, it  is one of the most exhilarating sights of the summer.  "Our "Swifts are back on the Barrow. Nesting where they always nest, in tiny crevices high up on some

It's May, It's May the Lusty Month of May

So sang Arthur in Camelot but if he was riding around the  Blackstairs today he might wonder about the wind, rain cold and darkness of this May day.It can only get better. On the Barrow track today, despite the weather ,there was mighty activity. Swallows, House Martins and Sand Martins were having a free for all as they darted and swooped for