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Saturday 23 August 2014

Public goes wild in search for nature

Published 26/05/2014 | 02:30

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Joseph Coyne from Barna Galway at a CoillteÕs Clonbur Woodland, County Mayo,

Scientists and the public have taken part in a 24-hour survey blitz to find out how biodiverse Ireland really is.

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Joseph Coyne, from Barna, Galway, was spotted in action in BioBlitz 2014, as the survey got under way in four locations to find the area with the most species that could be recorded.

The winner of this year's event was Glenarm Estate in Antrim, with Derrynane national historic park in Co Kerry coming a close second.

Dublin's Howth Head ranked third and Clonbur in Galway was just behind. The event encourages people to take an interest in the nature around them.

Irish Independent

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