Operation 'Bláthanna' Continues: Please Join Us on Saturday for Planting of 'Primrose' Flowers in Terryland Forest Park
The campaign to populate the Terryland Forest Park with tens of thousands of native wildflowers continues this Saturday when the Conservation Volunteers Terryland Forest Park (CVTFP) branch, under the supervision of flora enthusiast Padraig Kerrins, will replant hundreds of native Primrose flowers in a designated section of Ireland's largest community-driven urban forest.
In May/June, volunteers planted over 500 Oxe Eye Daisies, St. Patrick's Cabbages, Comfreys, Sanicles and other native flora in the grasslands, woods and verges of the Terryland Forest Park.
Over two weekends in July, thousands of Bluebells and Wild Garlic seeds were collected by volunteers from mature forests across Galway and dispersed across the woods of Terryland.
The plants that will be worked on this Saturday were given to volunteers last May to nurture in their home gardens.
The aim of 'Operation Bláthanna'(Irish = Flowers) is to plant the wildflowers that will dramatically increase the biodiversity of this great natural resource.
Rendezvous: 11.30am next Saturday (Sept 6) at the carpark in front of Galway Bay FM radio station on Sandy Road.
Bring along small spades if you have them.