13th – 22nd May

Free Events Every Day!

Welcome to National Biodiversity Week 2022!

Explore the rich variety of life in Ireland this May with a host of wonderful events and activities for the whole family.

This year join in with our 10th annual Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition, a weekend Biolitz and Scavenger Hunt, and events every day on all things wildlife in Ireland! Events will be both in person and virtual, so everyone can take part.

Browse this website or follow us on social media to find out more!

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 2022 we are hosting our 10th Annual Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition. Explore nature and be in with a chance to win up to €500 cash prizes.

This year we are delighted to announce the Ocean Photography category! Whether by boat, on shore or underwater, we welcome photos of all ocean life for this category! Kindly sponsored by Fair Seas.

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Take part in our Backyard Bioblitz
20th – 22nd May 2022

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 20th – 22nd May with #BioHunt to be in with a chance to win a prize!

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Featured image credits: Pine Marten in Laois Bog, by Suzanne Behan