founded February 1950
Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Welcome to the website of Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Chairman 2013-2019 Michael Mullan Michael, a semi-retired Dairy Scientist has a keen interest in all aspects of Natural History. He has written several monographs, and runs (among others) a Dairy Science web-site. Michael has held a number of positions in Cookstown Wildlife Trust over the years,and has been important in reviving the club.
Talks Programme 2018/2019
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail:
Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Mid-Ulster Council)
Information on other natural history events.
Send your wildlife records to Cedar. Find records for species recorded in N.Ireland Details on Bumblebee identification can be accessed at this informative web-site. One of our members-Sebastian Graham has set up an interesting and successful web-site on ‘old mills’.Well worth a look. You might be interested in taking part in this scheme. Butterfly Council-Newsletter
E-mail Mark E-mail Mark Bio-diversity Ireland. Bio-diversity Ireland. Located in the heart of Mid-Ulster, the club has some 48 members interested in conservation and promotion of wildlife. We encourage people to join the club and welcome those interested to our meetings. Complete our contact form or talk to a club member.If you live in Mid-Ulster area and have wildlife Information of interest, please use our contact form to pass on your knowledge/information. This will be credited and posted on our web-site .  We are particularly interested in information on sightings of mammals such as Red Squirrels, Otters and Pine Martins .  Thank you for visiting the club's website. Old Mills of N.I. Old Mills of N.I. National plant monitoring scheme. National plant monitoring scheme. Cedar web-site Cedar web-site N.Ireland records N.Ireland records UW Facebook Site UW Facebook Site UW Twitter site UW Twitter site Become a member. Become a member.
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Talks from 7:45pm-approx 9.15pm March-April              Food Technology Building, Loughry College ,Cookstown
Butterflies in Drum Manor. Butterflies in Drum Manor.
Click for records from 1972 50 years ago,a butterfly garden was established in Drum Manor. In 1972, Dr.Henry Heal surveyed butterflies there, and advised on setting up the ‘Butterfly Garden’ Sebastian Graham forwarded Dr.Heal’s report on ‘Butterflies in Drum Manor’ (link below). Interesting reading-Wood White, Wall and Silver Washed Fritillary were present- now gone.Has Drum deteriorated as a habitat? Henry Heal was an inorganic chemistry lecturer at Q.U.B. A tall gangly man,always with a smile on his face (even when I made lab. mistakes). Thanks to Sebastian for Species 1972.
Silver-washed Fritillary in Drum.
Lissan Wildflowers. Lissan Wildflowers. Biodiversity Ireland Biodiversity Ireland
Butterfly Council N’letter for N.I. Butterfly Council N’letter for N.I.
Ulster Wildlife champions native wildlife in Northern Ireland, working with local people to secure space for nature in countryside, towns, coastlines and seas. Through twin visions of ‘Living Landscapes’ and ‘Living Seas’, they hope to inspire people to champion nature, protect and restore habitats through action and research, to stand up for nature by influencing government policy, and promote health and well-being through enjoyment of the natural environment. UWT has almost 12,000 members whose generosity and commitment are making a real difference for wildlife and wild places here in NI.
Biodiversity Maps Biodiversity Maps
Explore records of all species on the Island of Ireland.
Some statistics: Our Web-site averages around 34,000 hits per month and around 1200 actual visits. About 8% are from G.B.,8% from USA, and European countries 16%. There are visits from Brazil/Greece/Germany and Canada among others.The most popular pages are Aliens/Drum Manor/Local Geology/Wellbrook
R.Irvine 2018

Lecture programme 2018 / 2019




Saturday 13th Oct. 2018
Nature walk (11am) and lunch(1pm). Loughry Campus and Garden Corner.
Tuesday 13th  Nov. 2018
Pine martins. Beautiful but vicious predator
Michael Stinson
Tuesday 11th Dec. 2018
Wildlife Presentations and Social Evening
Tuesday 8th Jan. 2019
Insects in the garden
Roy Anderson
Tuesday 12th Feb 2019
Puffins and other memorable sea birds.
Shane Wolsey
Tuesday 12th Mar 2019
Amphibian and Natterjack toad conservation in Ireland
Marina Reyne
Tuesday 09 April 2019
Wildlife Presentations & A.G.M.
Outings 2019
Friday 17th May 2019 7:00 pm
Ballinderry River Walk 7pm C.P. Knockanroe Rd, Ardtrea
Sebastian & Sophie
Thursday 06th June 2019 7:00pm
James Johnston’s Fm. 6:30pm ,Loy St C.P
Saturday 15th June 2019 9:30am
Rams Island 11:00am Sandy Bay Marina,BT28 2LQ
Saturday 29th June 2019 7.00pm
Roy’s Wood,Killymuck Loughry College C.P. 11:00am
Sat. 6th July 2019 10:00am
Jim Henry‘Wildwood’ M’felt 10:00am Henry Bros Yard
Sat 03rd August 2019
Ballynahone Bog Curran Picnic Area 10:00am
Sat 24th August 2019
Seaforde Butterfly Gardens 8:45am for Bus at 9:00am Loy St C.P
K’moon Report and pics K’moon Report and pics L. Beg Orchids-report Dung.B’works visit Dung.B’works visit Lough Fea plants Lough Fea plants Walls Garden Report Walls Garden Report S’Hill Report and pics S’Hill Report and pics B’song Report and pics B’song Report and pics
Tuesday 09th April 2019 at 7.45pm Loughry (CAFRE) Room FT2 AGM Wildlife Presentation and Reminiscences on wildlife before large-scale agriculture
Report and pics on Exploris trip Report and pics on Exploris trip Our G.D.P.R.Policy Our G.D.P.R.Policy
Members can download,then complete and return at next meeting.
Two great moon photos from Michael taken abroad. Look for Tycho-an impact crater,Mare tranquilatum and Mare numorum
2018 Reports
Time to start looking for Spring flowers.
Getting to our meetings