Our Bat walk took place along our local Greenway in Omeath, and was attended by 40 local people of Omeath and surrounding areas. Our Bat walk was very informative and interesting and by the end of our walk we had spotted two species of bats and learned a whole lot about our native bats.

Our event was organised by DONNA MULLEN Chair of Green Foundation Ireland

Donna is a farmer, consultant ecologist, and director of Wildlife Surveys Ireland, with an award-winning farm, awards and placements which include the RDS Sustainable Enterprise Award, the EU Rural Inspiration Award, and the Ellison Award.

She works as an ecologist, drawing up nature trails and sustainability plans. Her work involves spending many happy hours surveying buildings for bats, and she helped draw up the guidelines on bat surveys for the Heritage Council (Traditional Farm Building Scheme). She is a founder member of both Bat Conservation Ireland and the Irish Environmental Network, and has also served on the board of the Irish Wildlife Trust.

Our Bat Walk is part of National Biodiversity Week 2023 organised by the Irish Environmental Network.

For more information about what Green Foundation Ireland does, or if you would like to contribute to there work in any way, please visit there website at www.greenfoundationireland.ie