Additional plots of wild bird cover have been sown as part of an initiative to slowly rebuild and restore wildlife in Killarney National Park following a devastating wildfire that ripped through over 2,000ha two weeks ago.

National Parks and Wildlife Service district conservation officer Danny O’Keefe and Muckross Traditional Farms general manager Toddy Doyle are spearheading the project.

They’ve been aided by William O’Sullivan and Tim Cronin, who expertly manage the Clydsdale plough horses Bud and Ned while Tim works the seed fiddle.

The project hopes to enhance the feed resources for the remaining wildlife species, particularly small birds around the park.

The gardaí are will investigating the cause of the fire.