New book documents the wild plants of Bantry Bay islands

The Wild Plants of the islands of Bantry BaySherkin Island Marine Station has just published a book documenting the diverse plant life of the islands of Bantry Bay, Co. Cork.

Edited by botanical consultant, conservationist and writer John Aykeroyd, “The Wild Plants of Bere, Dursey, Whiddy and other islands in Bantry Bay” explores the history, geography, geology vegetation and land use in this beautiful part of Ireland, and presents a comprehensive annotated catalogue of the wild plants found there.

The book brings together and presents all of the data collected by botanists based at Sherkin Island Marine Station between 1997 and 2008, and offers a unique insight into the botanical composition of this unique corner of Ireland.

We’ll be publishing a full review to the site in due course… meanwhile, if you’d like to take a look for yourself you can order the book direct from Sherkin Island Marine Station, pick up a copy at local and larger national bookshops or find it on Amazon and other online book retailers.

About Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones is a freelance writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of He is also the tour leader and wildlife guide on our West Cork based Discover Wildlife tours.
Calvin is also co-author of bestselling digital marketing titles and offers digital business consulting services and training through Digital Marketing Success

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