On Saturday the 25th January, Quercus held a training workshop for the citizen scientists of Fermanagh at the National Trust’s Castlecoole site. The project, funded by the Challenge Fund, will use camera traps to monitor the distribution of red and grey squirrels in the county. Eleven citizen scientists from the Fermanagh Red Squirrel Group and the National Trust showed their support for the project that will run over the next 6 weeks. It is hoped that if the project is successful it can be used as a model by other squirrel groups in Northern Ireland to monitor the distribution of the native red and invasive grey squirrel.
For more information on the project please contact Dr David Tosh.
The muntjac deer (Muntiacus reevesi) is one of Invasive Species Ireland's most unwanted invaders due to the damage it can cause to woodland.
Therefore, to aid the ongoing monitoring of this species in Northern Ireland, Quercus along with burdGIS have developed an Android smartphone app to help members of the public record sightings of this elusive animal.
Download the app here