This week at the KPS we have the judging of our first competition of the year. The themes were as follows

Kilkenny Flora & FaunaKilkenny  Urban / LandscapePeople of Kilkenny

Also please note that this coming Thursday is the cutoff date to submit your images on PicLogger  ( )  for the Biodiversity Conference.

The Heritage officer of Kilkenny County council is also looking for your Biodiversity images. They need images from the following areas of  County Kilkenny as part of their citizen science project in conjunction with the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

• KK CastlePark • Castlemorris • Brandon Hill • Tory Hill •Woodstock • Dunmore Caves • Ballykeefe Nature Reserve • Brownsbarn Woods • Silaire Woods • River Nore Walk (KK City- Bennettsbridge; Thomastown to Inistioge) • Castlecomer Discovery Park • Jenkinstown Woods • Kyledohir Woods • Kells (River & walk) • Newpark Marsh • County Hall grounds.

They would be delighted if any of our members have high res photos of flora or fauna at these sites and some would be chosen to go up on their website.

They need your large jpegs labelled as Species_Area_Photographer Name

I.e. Red Squirrel_Jenkinstown Woods_Derville Conroy

Bring them in on a USB key on Thursday and Derville will collect them from you.

FYI – For those of you who missed it – the Annual General Meeting of the KPS was held last Thursday night 20th September in the Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny. Our new committee for the 2018-19 season is as follows:

Chairperson: Ned Mahon.

Vice-chairperson: John Hughes.

Secretary: Derville Conroy.

Treasurer: Fiona long.

Vice-Treasurer & Council Liaison: Ber Marnell.

Web &PRO: Mark Desmond.

Competition Secretaries: Lukasz Platkoliski & Derville Conroy.

Program Secretaries: Fiona Dalton & Andy Magan.

TY Competition: Fiona Dalton & Larry Wemyss.

The new Membership rates were decided upon for 2018-19. The fees for the year are as follows: Annual membership costs €120 per year, with a reduced rate of €90 for members who are not in gainful employment or where a member has attained the age where they qualify for a state pension. Payments can be made in instalments if it’s more convenient.




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