Ballyteige Burrow, Kilmore Quay

Co. Wexford 11th May 2024
led by
Paul Green

This will be a walk to see the spring flora of this extensive area of dunes which stretch for over 8 km. There is a good mixture of tiny annuals to see such as Cerastium semidecandrum (Little Mouse-ear) and Myosotis ramosissima (Early Forget-me-not). Small perennials include Viola canina (Heath Dog-violet), and the endemic Rumex acetosa subsp. hibernicus (Irish Sorrel). These dunes hold the largest population of Asparagus prostratus (Wild Asparagus) in Ireland. We should also see Erodium lebelii (Sticky Stork's-bill).

Meet at 10:00am at the public car park on the sea front at Kilmore Quay (S965031).