County Meath has a rich natural heritage which includes
- scenic river valleys
- rolling farmland
- a network of mature hedgerows and diverse coastal habitats all of which are influenced by land use and management.
Under the Heritage Act, 1995, Natural heritage is composed of;
- native plants, animals and the habitats they live in
- Inland waterways
Some habitats and species are considered to be of National or European importance. These sites are designated for nature conservation purposes.
A selection of the natural heritage of the River Boyne and the River Blackwater was captured in May 2007 when the County Meath Heritage Forum, Meath Tourism and The Office of Public Works held an amateur photography competition. See some of the winners at the link below.
Nature’s Web is a newsletter which encourages children to take an interest in their surroundings. To subscribe to the newsletter, or to view copies online, please visit their website http://www.naturesweb.ie/