ONLINE PROGRAMME of EVENTS: January 2021 to March 2021  

Dear Members

The Winter programme of presentations will be delivered using the Zoom Pro platform. Field Club members can connect  to the presentations using desktop or laptop computers, tablets or smartphones. An email connection to the presentation will be sent to members during the week before the presentation. There are two ways to join the DNFC presentations on Zoom:

  1. By using your browser.  You can click on the link that will be sent to you by email. You may be asked to input a passcode which is included on the email;
  2. By using the Zoom App, which can be downloaded from the App Store (iPhone) or from the Play Store (Android). In the App, click on ‘Join Meeting’ and enter the Meeting ID and the Passcode, both of which will be included in the email.

Please note that for security reasons you will initially enter a ‘Zoom Waiting Room’. The Host will than let you into the DNFC Presentation. The Link will be live for 10 minutes before the presentation is due to start.

If you are a paid-up member, but not registered to receive emails from DNFC, and would like to join the presentations, then please send your email address to the Membership Secretary, Fridolin Kerr, at:  before 31st December, 2020.

Thursday  14th January 2021 at 7.30 p.m.                                 Online Presentation

For his Presidential address P. J. Walls will give two presentations:

  1. Mosquitos and Malaria
  2. Ticks and Lyme Disease

Both of these talks will be set in an Irish context.

Thursday 18th February 2021 at 7.30 p.m.                                      Online Presentation

“The flora and vegetation of North Bull Island” By Melinda Lyons

A look at some of the floristically significant plant species found on the island and the habitats in which they occur.

Thursday  18th March 2021                                                             Online Presentation

“Peatland Structure and Plants” By Charles  Shier

The presentation will discuss the formation of peatlands in Ireland, and the plants that contributed to their stratigraphy and structure. It will also explore the revegetation of cutaway peatlands, now that Bord na Móna has decided to cease peat production on extensive areas of the Midland Bogs.


All membership fees for 2021 are due on 1st January 2021

25.00 for individuals, and €30.00 for a family.

To arrange payment contact: Fridolin Kerr, 31 Cherrywood Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 (

You may pay, via, by PayPal (including credit card).


The Honorary Secretary’s Report for 2019-20 can be accessed from the web main menu above.


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