founded February 1950
Cookstown Wildlife Trust
Welcome to the website of Cookstown Wildlife Trust
     Chairman 2013-2018      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
   Tuesday    09th  Oct. 2018         Environmental issuse of Lough Neagh     Saturday   13th  Oct. 2018        Nature walk (11am) and lunch(1pm).                                                         Loughry Campus and Garden Corner.
  Tuesday    13th  Nov. 2018   Tuesday    11th Dec.  2018         Wildlife Presentations and Social Evening
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail:
                Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Mid-Ulster Council)
             Information on other natural history events.
Draft lecture programme 2018 / 2019
 Pine martins. Beautiful but vicious predator
 Insects in the garden
                   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 45 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
 Gerry Darby
UW Facebook Site UW Facebook Site UW Twitter site UW Twitter site Become a member. Become a member. New Wildlife Info.  added
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     Talks  from 7:45pm-approx 9.15pm  March-April              Food Technology Building, Loughry College ,Cookstown
Getting to Food Tech. building Getting to Food Tech. building 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 above).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. Well worth spending time on:Biodiversity Ireland site. Browse through recent magazines,look through Irish records of different species.
Super programme for 2018, download Michael’s well produced and revised pdf. from link opposite. Note changes.
       Roy Anderson
   Tuesday    12th Feb 2019    Tuesday    08th Jan. 2019
                                                                        Puffins and other memorable sea birds. 
       Michael Stinson
 Amphibian and Natterjack toad conservation  in Ireland
Marina Reyne 
      Saturday 7th April  10:30 am - our first outing of the year Newts at ‘An Creggan’         
         Friday 11th May 7:00pm -     Bluebells at Killymoon,Toothwort and spring plants at Cabin  Wood      
  Sat 11th Aug:                Coach Trip       
Biodiversity Ireland Biodiversity Ireland
      Sunday 20th May 5:30 am -   Dawn chorus at Drum Manor     
Hedgehogs decline Hedgehogs decline Butterfly Council N’letter for N.I. Butterfly Council N’letter for N.I. Slime molds. Slime molds. K’moon Report and pics K’moon Report and pics
                                                                                           Thursday 24th May 7.00pm-  Spring Walk, Springhill                                                                                                         Sat. 2nd June 2:15pm       Walls Wildlife Garden(with BNFC)                                                                                    Thurs 28th June           Rare plants of Lough Fea                                                                                                      Sat 14th July                 Dungannon Brickworks visit      
S’Hill Report and pics S’Hill Report and pics B’song Report and pics B’song Report and pics
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.
Walls Garden Report and pics Walls Garden Report and pics Lough Fea plants Lough Fea plants Dung.B’works visit Dung.B’works visit
 Sat 4th August              Orchids at Lough Beg                      
Send in your butterfly records. Send in your butterfly records.
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
L. Beg Orchids-report Log your butterfly sightings Log your butterfly sightings
R.Irvine 2018
Report and pics on Exploris trip Report and pics on Exploris trip
Shane Wolsey
Tuesday     8th Jan.  2019
Tuesday     09 April 2019            Wildlife Presentation & A.G.M.
Seb. & Sophie-Radio Ulster,Wellbrook . Seb. & Sophie-Radio Ulster,Wellbrook .
Two interesting photos from Iris Millar. Iris and her sister are keen Ballymena botanists. Iris is also a good photographer. Irish Ladies Tresses’ photo was taken in a wildflower area created at Cambridge House School.‘Yellow Birds Nest’(a plant I have not seen) was taken at Straidkilly Reserve (also known from Fermanagh).
The very small The very small
Click below for an utterly fascinating look at the very small
 Saturday 13th October 2018 Nature walk at Loughry Campus (11.00 am), meet in C. P. just beyond barrier followed by Lunch (1 PM) at Garden Corner.
Our programme 2018-2019. Our programme 2018-2019.