Celebrating Imbolc/St Brigid’s Day at Wildacres

Sat 04th February 2023 | 10 am to 12:30 pm | Wildacres is 10 minutes drive from Brittas Bay and Redcross Village, County Wicklow

The central theme between these two feasts is the celebration of reawakening from winter into spring. Nature has magical ways of hibernating and resting over the winter and re-emerging into the new season, ready for growth and reproduction and to continue the cycle of life.

At Wildacres, over the past five years, they have transformed 17.5 acres of monoculture grassland (a wildlife desert) into a labyrinth of wonderful wildlife habitats, which includes mixed species native woodland, hedgerow, wildlife ponds, wildflower meadow, wild grasslands, river riparian zone and much more. Wildlife is returning and proving the healing powers of nature – build it, and they will come.

From the Great Spotted Woodpecker, Red Kites, Yellow Hammer and over 70 other recorded bird species; Pine marten, badger, bats (we have 8 of our nine native species) and nearly all native mammal species, large and small; a myriad of invertebrates, frogs, newts and much more. They are heartened by the return of biodiversity to the newly created and healed habitats on this managed rewilding project. Wildacres is on a mission to inspire, educate and help others protect precious native wildlife.

They are delighted to celebrate Imbolc/St Brigid’s Day and the coming of spring with an engaging walking tour at Wildacres Nature Reserve, focusing on reconnecting with nature and the restorative power of our environment.

During this relaxing morning event, we will enthral you with stories of our native wildlife – flora and fauna- and inspire you with ideas of how to attract more wildlife into your environment. You will feel energised, inspired and ready to take action for biodiversity. We hope you can join us for this special event.

Spaces are limited, and booking is via the event page here.