NatureCam footage Spring 2022

More from our NatureCam!

We have downloaded some more footage from our NatureCam… click below to see some rare shots of a badger (a nocturnal animal who is rarely seen in the wild), an elusive pine marten (one of Ireland’s rarest mammals), a majestic fallow deer, and more…  

With thanks to our funders, the Heritage Council of Ireland,  who made this NatureCam project possible.

Planting trees

Bealtaine Blessings from the Lough Grainey Nature Sanctuary!

As we move towards Bealtaine and the beginning of summer, Nature is bursting out with vitality in the Grainey valley. Today, we heard the welcome sound of the first cuckoo of the year! The sap is rising, blossoms are opening, and a carpet of green is spreading over the land.

In the past few weeks, we have planted 210 native trees on the Nature Sanctuary land.

    These include oak, alder, birch, blackthorn, hawthorn, spindle and scots pine. Grateful thanks for all your donations that have made this possible.   

Springtime is here!

Happy Imbolc and greetings from the Grainey Valley!

Spring has arrived here in Ireland, the days are getting longer, and there is excitement in the air as so many beings of Nature are starting to awaken from their winter slumber… The first lesser celandine flowers and even an occasional bright dandelion are already shining their golden light here and there… And gorse is already in bloom. We are getting ready for tree planting! We plan to start planting the first native tree saplings here on the land of the Nature Sanctuary very soon. We will keep you posted! Green blessings from east Clare, The LGNS team    

More footage from our NatureCam

Here is the latest footage from our NatureCam!

Here is the latest footage from our NatureCam, it is so exciting to be able to see more of the elusive inhabitants of our Nature Sanctuary! Click Play to find out more….  

With thanks to our funders, the Heritage Council of Ireland,  who made this NatureCam project possible.

Our New NatureCam

Our new NatureCam is here!

We now have a NatureCam trail camera on the land of the Nature Sanctuary and it is allowing us to find out what animals and birds live there.  It was so exciting to watch the very first video footage from the land! Here we have compiled some of the first video clips recorded by the NatureCam on different days and nights. We will be posting more footage in future blog posts. Once you click Play, you will see several animals and birds including a beautiful wren (one of Ireland’s smallest birds), a robin, a blue tit, a very curious great tit, and a… pine marten, Ireland’s rarest native mammal!  

With thanks to our funders, the Heritage Council of Ireland,  who made this NatureCam project possible.