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Abbeyleix Calendar is for the birds … the bugs, bees and the butterflies

The cover of the new Abbeyleix Bog calendar which features a stunning detailed photo of a Marsh Fritillary Butterfly by Pat Somers.

2020 is just around the corner and Laois is to get another superb local calendar to mark the occasion.

This time it’s not calendar girls strutting their stuff but rather bugs, bees, birds and butterflies are the featured attractions.

The Abbeyleix Bog Project have just released their own bespoke 2020 calendar which celebrates the flora and fauna of this unique habitat.

The Abbeyleix Bog project, a community and voluntary endeavour, has been hailed far and wide as an outstanding conservation project. It has been visited by President Michael D Higgins and most recently was a major award winner in the heritage category of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

The Abbeyleix Bog Project 2020 Calendar is now available for purchase. All proceeds from sales will go towards the continuing conservation work at the bog.

The calendar displays beautiful high quality photos of species and landscapes captured by visiting photographers to the bog. The Abbeyleix Bog Committee thank each and every one who took the time to submit photographs for consideration and inclusion in the final product.

This is the first time they have created a calendar to exhibit some of the beautiful images captured by visitors to the bog and hope it will become an annual endeavour.

The calendar is available for purchase locally at €10 each, or 3 for €25 from the following outlets: Abbeyleix Post Office, Bramley’s Café, William’s Butchers, Mueller & O’Connell Bakery, Andrew Shiel Butchers, Abbeyleix Manor Hotel and Abbeyleix Credit Union.

The Committee are also grateful to all the local businesses for helping them distribute the calendar.

A Knot Grass Moth caterpillar image by Heather Rice which features in the calendar.

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