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May 7, 2014

Gordon D'Arcy to Launch Bird Identification Sign at Greenfield

Gordon D'Arcy, author, artist and environmentalist, will officially launch a Bird Identification Sign on Sunday 11 May at 7.00 am, following a dawn chorus walk, starting at 5.30 am, at Greenfield, Headford. Following the walk refreshments will be available.

This sign was planned by the Headford Environment Group. following  a most enjoyable dawn chorus event at Greenfield in May 2013, when a total of 33 different species of bird were identified. The sign depicts and describes 21 species of bird which may be seen at Greenfield.  "The aim of the sign is to raise awareness and provide information about the rich bird life and biodiversity in the area" said Dr Kate McAney of the Headford Environment Group, "and we are delighted to have Gordon D'Arcy coming to mark the occasion".

The sign also features information on fishing at Greenfield, a description of the bird life to be found, and personal recollections of life on Inchiquin before the Causeway was built in the 1960s.

This project is part funded under Galway County Council’s Local Agenda 21 Environment Partnership Fund 2013.