Bud, a long term resident Swan of the Castle pond decided to fly out of the park and then go walk about in the last few days. A phone call from a local resident had reported a sighting of Bud in her garden. Mr Pat Durkin of Bird watch Ireland was joined by members of the KKB to find Bud. A search followed which found nothing but feathers. Later in the day Bud turned up in Dukesmeadows. Bud walked back with a large crowd from Dukesmeadows under the watchful direction of Pat Durkin.
Composting and gardening wildlife workshop for all ages is to take place on Saturday the 27th November 11am-1pm at the City Library.
Come along and explore the world of composting. Learn about the different compost systems available to you and choose the system that best suits your needs. The workshop will introduce in detail compost bins, leaf mould and wormeries. For younger composters make your own ‘compost in a bottle’ to take home and watch your organic waste change into a compost for planting your flowers and vegetables.
To encourage wildlife into your garden take home our top ten tips including log piles, nesting boxes and wildlife friendly plants. A sample of live freshwater invertebrates will help you to learn the benefits of garden ponds while our singing garden birds will help you identify your garden birds.
This event is organised in partnership between Kilkenny County Council and Keep Kilkenny Beautiful for EU Waste Reduction Week. we look forward to seeing you there!