Founded: November 1960
Welcome to the website of Cookstown
Ernie, a retired Contultant Physician has
further developed his keen interest in
Natural History since retirement,and has an
extensive knowledge on birds. Ruth,his wife,
is also a keen naturalist.
As Treasurer of C.W.T. over the last few
years, Ernie has kept our finances very
soundly,not easy to do in a small
Talks Programme 2019/2020
may be contacted by mobile. 07717732034 or E-mail:
Mark Edgar(Biodiversity Officer for Mid-Ulster Council)
One of our members-Sebastian Graham has set up an interesting
and successful web-site ‘Old Mills of N.Ireland. Well worth a look.
Click mill logo for web-site
Talks from 7:45pm-approx 9.15pm October-April
Food Technology Building, Loughry College ,Cookstown
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 a ‘Butterfly Garden’. Sebastian Graham forwarded Dr.Heal’s report on ‘Butterflies in Drum
Manor’ (link opp.). Interesting reading-Wood White, Wall and Silver Washed Fritillary present-now gone.Has Drum
deteriorated as a habitat? Henry Heal,a chemistry lecturer at Q.U.B. was a tall gangly man,always with a smile on his
face (even when I made lab.mistakes).
Thanks to Sebastian for Species 1972.
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.
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
Lecture programme 2019 / 2020
08th Oct. 2019
Tyrone desert into a
Sir Bob Salisbury
12th Nov. 2019
Natural History of
23rd Nov. 2019
Walk and Lunch at
10th Dec. 2019
and Social Evening
14th Jan. 2020
Farming for Wildlife.
11th Feb 2020
The Wolf in
13th April 2021
L. Neagh, Diatoms
followed by short
Social Evening &
Tues. 10th Nov..2020
Prof. Jamie Dick
Tues. 08th Dec 2020
& ‘Call My Bluff’
Tues.12th Jan 2021
Tues. 09 Feb. 2021
Toome Eel Fishery
Tues. 09 Mar 2021
Work of Woodland
Trust in N.I.
L. Neagh, Diatoms
and Diatomites. A.G.M.