Tuesday 29 January: Wildlife highlights of 2018, by Richard Duff and Hugh Shepherd. Parish Centre, Portlaoise, 8.00pm.
Sunday 3 February: Trip to Laois-Kilkenny border to view ducks, waders and gulls. Meet in the Square in Durrow at 9.30am.
Tuesday 26 February: Laois Branch AGM at 7.00pm, followed by talk at 8.00pm: 25 Years of the Irish Wetland Bird Survey, by Niamh Fitzgerald (BirdWatch Ireland).
Sunday 3 March: Visit to south Wexford, including Tacumshin Lake. Meet at the County Offices in Portlaoise at 9.00am to car-pool.
Tuesday 26 March: Citizen science and recording wildlife, by Ben Malone (National Biodiversity Data Centre). Parish Centre, Portlaoise, 8.00pm.
Sunday 7 April: Walk to be confirmed.
Tuesday 30 April: Talk to be confirmed.
Sunday 5 May: Joint visit with Kildare Branch to the Slieve Blooms. Meeting point and time TBC.