Biodiversity

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The Biodiversity Plan for Offaly is incorporated into the 2012-2016 Offaly Heritage Plan.

The Biodiversity Action Strategy for Offaly - by John Feehan for Offaly County Council 2005 sets out the County Council's position.

County Offaly, State of the Wild, 2007 compiled by John Feehan states the current state of knowledge about each taxonomical group in the county - A hard copy is available free from the Heritage Office

List and Description of Natural Heritage Sources for Co. Offaly, Stephen Heery, 2013. Please email the heritage office if you know of a study not listed here.

Reports Commissioned

Useful Publications

wildflowers of offaly

Author: John Feehan

Published by: Offaly County Council 2009
Available From: Bookshops via Mercier Press. Currently in stock in Midlands Books, Balcony Books, Allways Outdoor 

Shop, Tullamore. Birr Castle Demesne Shop or on line www.mercier.ie

Price: €40 RRP

'A revelation of Offaly's wildflower beauty and diversity by one of Ireland's top ecologists and communicators of nature. His up-close-and-personal portraits give each plant a vivid and distinctive presence, aided by superlative illustrations - another landmark in books about our countryside.' Michael Viney

For sample double spreads see Bog Rosemary and Honeysuckle

For more information click here.

Natural Heritage Poster

offaly posterTo order your free copy of the Natural Heritage Poster for Offaly email the heritage@offalycoco.ie