Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great fun at river life afternoon

There was a great turn out for the interactive talk and demonstration by Jan Barrs on the life in the Liffey near the bridge in Kilcullen, writes Noel Clare.

After a very wet morning, the sun shone in the afternoon long enough to allow a large group of children and adults see first hand the great variety of life in the local river.

Mayfly and stonefly larvae, crayfish, freshwater shrimp, minnow, eels, trout and perch were among the creatures taken from the river (and of course returned unharmed). Even the stomach contents of the fish were examined to see what their latest meal was.

It was a most enjoyable and informative afternoon and showed that our local river is in good health and teeming with life.