The Burren Wildlife Symposium
Programme - Wildlife Symposium May 2005 (page updated 25th April, 2005)
Dates: Friday, 20th May 2005 to Sunday, 22th May 2005.
Venue: O'Donoghue's Hall, Fanore, Co. Clare, Ireland
Contact: John Considine, Director - PLEASE put 'Burren' in the subject!!!!
Obituaries: John D. Mac Namara RIP Hugh M. McKenna RIP
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|Friday 20th May 2005.||9.30 pm.||Welcome and Opening Session -
"The Last First Gentian"
Speaker: John Considine, Symposium Director
|Saturday, 21st May 2005||10.00am||
The inaugural John D. MacNamara memorial lecture:
Dr. Paddy Sleeman, Ph. D.,
Dept. Of Zoology, Animal Ecology & Plant Science, UCC
Topic: Martens to Meles meles:- the ecology of Irish martens and badgers.
P. McDonagh, Solr.)
Lecture in memory of Hugh M. McKenna, Oregon, U.S.A.
Christine Grant, M.A., Archaeologist
Topic: The Cairns Of Poulawack
John Flynn, Consulting Engineer, Ennis)
departure of afternoon field trips with expert guides, to see archaeological sites
at Poulawack, Burren Spring flora, wildlife habitats - see notice board for last-minute
Wildlife watching & photography - see Badger, Fox and Pine Marten Habitats
|Adrian Glasgow & crew|
|Sunday, 22nd May 2005||10.00a.m.
Anniversary mass in Fanore Church in memory of the late John D. MacNamara, founder of the Burren Wildlife Symposium.
- Lecture - in memory of David C. Hely-Hutchinson:
Ms. Maryangela KeaneTopic: Spring Flora Of The Burren
Glynn & Co., Solrs, Limerick)
Lecture in memory of Gerrit van Gelderen.
Topic: The Birds Of North Clare
|(ESS Ltd - Mr. Liam O'Connell, Fanore)|
|2.30pm||Assemble for outdoor field trips, including optional boat trip to the seabird colony at the Cliffs of Moher, & exploratory shoreline walk from Doolin to Ballyreen (c. 6 Km.)|
Picture taken from our boat trip at the cliffs at our last Symposium in 2003, showing the seabird colony at sea level, rising to 600 feet at the cliff tops
Wildlife watching (see notice board & announcements for details) , followed by:
At The Admirals Rest, Symposium review and closing remarks planning for the next Symposium all contributions welcome.
9.30 p.m. Our famous and traditional:
-Mr. Glasgows Burren Wildlife Quiz-
A fun event, where you can pit your wits against our wily quizmaster, relax and enjoy the wonderful and renowned photographic slides of Adrian Clasgow, and maybe win a prize.