WRI e-newsletter
November 2018
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NEWS - Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland
Wild - Wildlife Information & Learning Day

WRI at Brigit's Garden, Galway  

WRI's last event of the year - 'wild' is in Galway on the 25th of November
We're inviting you to join us and our patrons, Chelsea Flower Show award winning garden designer, Mary Reynolds, and internationally acclaimed traditional musician, Sharon Shannon
We'll be having fascinating talks, top class music and an introduction to the surrounding, stunning Celtic gardens designed by Mary at Brigit's Gardens.
Places are limited due to the intimate venue so booking is required.
Date: 25th November 2018 - 2pm - 6pm
Venue: Brigit's Gardens, Rosscahill, Co. Galway
Details: Wild DETAILS
Irish Examiner Article on Wildlife Crime in Ireland

Amy Lewis highlights the measures taken in tackling crimes against Ireland’s wildlife
'Protecting the voiceless victims of wildlife crime is a constant battle.
The ongoing persecution of wildlife overseas is often highlighted but such incidences aren’t as far away from home as one might imagine. In fact, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Gardaí face them each week.
In July, two men were charged before Portlaoise District Court for the trapping of protected wild goldfinches using bait and rat glue.
Meanwhile, an investigation is underway in Louth regarding the unlawful killing of two peregrine falcons nesting in the Cooley Mountains.
However, these and other known cases are only the tip of the iceberg.' Read full article HERE

Caring for British Wildlife Conference 2019
Two day conference in Somerset (UK)
for rehabilitation and wildlife enthusiasts

This two-day conference on the 9th and 10th of February 2019, organised and hosted by Secret World Wildlife Rescue, will look at some of the issues facing British wild animals and consider the latest techniques in treatment, rehabilitation and release. Visit SWWR Conference Website for full details, speakers and to book tickets.
Irish Short Film
Irish wildlife animation

Here is a link to a short film called ‘Hedgehog Hootenanny’ made by one of our wildlife course delegates Barry O’Donoghue; founder of Barley Films. It is a beautiful animation, especially for hedgehog fans!
To view click HERE, the password is HH
Children’s Nature Series
GMarsh TV, Wild Kids

From Hannah-Jane of GMarsh TV “Join a team of nature-mad Wild Kids as they explore different habitats up and down the country, from the coast to the city, discovering the plants, animals, bugs, birds and bees that live around us.”
And Finally..
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Did you know

A murmuration of more than six million starlings was recorded in 1999 in Somerset, UK. The starlings manage not to bump into each other because each starling follows the movement of the six birds flying closest beside it, and because they have lightning-fast reactions – under 100 milliseconds – and superb spatial awareness which enables them to fly at speeds of around 20mph without crashing in mid-air.
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