15th – 23rd May

Welcome to National Biodiversity Week 2021!

Explore the rich variety of life in Ireland this May with a host of wonderful events and activities for the whole family. Our photography competition is now open for submissions, so get your camera out and get close to nature! Keep an eye on this website for updates on all our other events.

National and local events that will amaze, inspire and motivate!

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Explore nature throughout the month of May

Nothing captures Ireland’s beautiful natural environment better than a photograph. As part of Ireland’s Biodiversity Week 2021 we are hosting our 9th Annual Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition. Explore nature and be in with a chance to win up to €500 cash prizes.

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Take part in our Backyard Bioblitz
21st-23rd May 2021

Explore your local area to discover fabulous flora and fauna! Our ecologists and wildlife experts will identify it for you! Simply share it on Twitter or Instagram with #BackyardBioblitz.

As a bonus, you’ll also be entered into the draw for a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

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Go on the Prowl for Plants and Animals

There are lots of things living in your garden and local parks or wild areas. Take part in the scavenger hunt to see what you can find. Will you be able to complete the hunt?

Share your completed sheet with us online on the weekend of the 21st – 23rd May with #BioHunt to be in with a chance to win a prize!

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