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From the beginning of this week all our trails with Scots pines have been covered in a yellow carpet of fallen pine needles. The numerous scattering of Trembling poplars or Aspens are standing out from their rivals with dramatic shows of red and yellow. The hardy Birch trees, Glenveagh's Namesake, are also shedding shades of yellow and the blanket bog surrounding the forests are quickly changing to fiery reds and browns adding to the autumnal colours in the park. To read more about the Trees of Glenveagh click here.
Japanese Maple in the Pleasure Grounds.
Glenveagh's most popular sunbathers!
Between the summer rain showers, when the sun decides to appear some rather colourful visitors emerge waiting to soak up the rays. The beautiful butterflies of course, enjoying the sun. Dancing among all the colour and scent the garden and meadows have to offer at this time of year. Come along to see how many you can spot, the nature team are on hand every weekend to help. To read more about our butterflies click here.
More New arrivals in Glenveagh.
This morning a Kestrel was spotted from the Derrylahan. The Colourful Bullfinch was seen last weeknear the Visitors centre and playground, darting amongst the trees. Last wednesday a Golden Eagle was seen soaring high near the top of the glen. The day before a Peregrine Falcon was seen perching on the Black Bush, on the road between the Visitors Centre and the Castle, before heading off across the bog startling Meadow Pipits on its way. Keep an eye on our bird feeders outside the nature centre and you will be rewarded with spectacular battles between young Siskins, Bluetits and Coaltits vying for the feast.
Golden Eagle Chicks Hatch in Glenveagh.
A pair of Golden Eagles has hatched 2 young chicks in Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal. This is the same pair that reared a chick in 2007, but they failed to breed in 2008. The chicks are still quite young and it is hoped that they may fledge in late July.
'This project has previously suffered from setbacks due to poisoning and today I wish to highlight the positive and announce that 2 chicks have hatched. This is a flagship biodiversity project which also has the potential to attract much needed tourism into the Donegal area,' so said John Gormley TD Minister for the Environment, Heritage & Local Government, today (15 May 09) as he outlined progress on the Golden Eagle Project.
Golden Eagles have bred every year in Donegal since 2005, but only one chick has fledged in this time. This pair of Golden Eagles has benefited greatly from being within Glenveagh National Park and its wildlife management system and augment the Park's Castle and Garden features, which make it Donegal's premier visitor attraction.
Since the last update the Golden Eagle Project have managed to successfully help two golden eagle chicks on the nest in Glenveagh. The eagle chicks have fledged very recently.
To read more about this exciting project clickwww.goldeneagle.ie
The Bog Is Alive!
Dragonflies, Mayflies, and Swallows have all been spotted on the Bogs of Glenveagh. Come and watch the free airborne displays from these dramatic masters of the skies. A huge variety of flowers have awakened as well, a veritable carpet of colour is now on display, including the rare and beautiful Bog Orchids. For more information contact the Glenveagh Nature Team. To read more click on this link: Bogs Of Glenveagh