Images from Bioblitz 2012 / Fascination of Plants Day in the Phoenix Park 18 May and 19 May
President Michael D Higgins; a budding naturalist; Dr Liam Lysaght (Director, National Biodiversity Data Centre) and Prof Daniel Kelly (Head of Botany).
Mr Donal Synnott, Daniel Kelly and Noeleen Smyth on (we think) the first -ever bryological survey of the grounds of Aras an Uachtarain.
Donal is retired Director of the National Botanic Gardens, Daniel is Head of Botany, and Noeleen is Botanist at the National Botanic Gardens. Daniel and Donal Carried out the first survey of the Mosses and Liverworts of the Phoenix Park (published 1993). Photo: Ms Siobhan McNamee (Chief Technician)
Below: President Michael D Higgins meets Mr John Langan (Botany Postgraduate) at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre.