2013 National Newt Survey Needs Your Help!
They were described by Dick Warner as "little dinosaurs left over from the Jurassic". They are one of only three species of amphibian, native to Ireland. And they are also amongst the most elusive creatures we have on this island.
What are they?
Newts! Or, more specifically, the smooth Newt. They are extremely elusive, and we know very little about how they are distributed throughout the country.
A female newt
Recently, the Irish Wildlife Trust announced that they will be doing a nationwide survey of the smooth Newt. And the organisation wants your help! Sean Meehan is co-ordinator for the National Newt Survey for the Irish Wildlife Trust and is in studio to tell us more…
A smooth newt
To register as a surveyor in one of the targeted counties or for more information contact Seán Meehan at email@example.com or on 087 920-7583 or visit http://iwt.ie/2013/02/2013-national-newt-survey-needs-your-help/.
The training will be taking place on:
Kerry - Saturday, March 9th – Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, 10am
Tipperary - Sunday, March 10th – Cabragh Wetlands, Thurles, 10am
Offaly - Sunday March 24th – Clara Bog Nature Reserve, 11am
Meath – Saturday, April 6th – Sonairte, The National Ecology Centre, Laytown, 11am.