The Biodiversity Plan for Offaly is incorporated into the Offaly Heritage Plan 2017-21
The Biodiversity Action Strategy for Offaly - by John Feehan for Offaly County Council was adopted in 2005. Actions for biodiversity are included in the Offaly Heritage Plan as this covers natural and built heritage.
County Offaly, State of the Wild, 2007 compiled by John Feehan states the 2007 state of knowledge about each taxonomical group in the county - A hard copy is available free from the Heritage Office . The National Biodiversity Data Centre now collates records and can be searched for the status of species in Offaly - see www.biodiversityireland.ie
List and Description of Natural Heritage Sources for County Offaly, Stephen Heery, 2020. Please email the heritage office if you know of a study not listed here.
The All Ireland Pollinator Plan provides guidelines and advice see www.pollinators.ie
- Offaly Hedgerow Study, N. Foulkes and A. Murray, 2005
- Offaly Esker Study, Mary Tubridy and Associates, 2006
- Glinsk Tufa springs, -Glinsk tufa springs, Kinnitty, Co Offaly, Stephen Heery 2010
- Offaly Tufa Springs, Stephen Heery, 2007
- Flora Protection Order Species in Offaly, Fiona Devery 2007
- Bats and Bridges in Offaly - Brian Keely, 2007
- Avifauna of Bridges in County Offaly- Alex Copland, BirdWatch Ireland 2007
- Offaly Swift Survey 2017 BirdWatch Ireland 2017
Articles of Offaly Interest
Birds in Central Ireland by Stephen Heery produced for the Midland Tribune 2019
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
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