Explore what’s on during Biodiversity Week below!

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Featured image credit: Lining the Nest, by Colette Gemmell

Dragonfly Dash @ Online
May 19 – May 28 all-day
Dragonfly Dash @ Online

Dragonfly Dash with the Biodiversity Data Centre

From 19th to the 28th May we are asking YOU to join in the fun and photograph and record as many Dragonflies and Damselflies as you can in your local river, stream, pond, lake, bog or other wetland.

How many Dragonflies and Damselflies can you record in just one week?

Upload your records for our Dragonfly Dash! using our Dragonfly Spotter form or try our Dragonfly Recorder Survey?

Track our Dragonfly Dash! via the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Also check this page daily to see how we are progressing and see the total records recorded and total species recorded, Also find out which county is leading the way in terms of Dragonfly and Damselfly recording.

And there’s a prize!! – one lucky recorder who submits records for our Dragonfly Dash! will win a copy of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland by Robert Thompson and Brian Nelson.

Event page: https://biodiversityireland.ie/surveys/dragonfly-ireland/dragonfly-dash-biodiversity-week-2023/

National Backyard Bioblitz @ Online
May 26 – May 28 all-day
National Backyard Bioblitz @ Online

Wondering what that plant is? Who that insect is visiting your flowers? Maybe you’ve seen an unknown bird at your feeder, or strange creatures at your local waterway or park. Explore your local area to discover fabulous flora and fauna! Our ecologists and wildlife experts will identify it for you!

Ask Our Experts from the Irish Environmental Network

Ask our ecologists and experts to identify what you’ve found! They will be on hand to ID your finds throughout the weekend.

Simply share your photo on Twitter or Instagram at any stage over the weekend, with #BackyardBioblitz, and tag us on Twitter @IrishEnvNet or Instagram @national.biodiversity.week

Biodiversity of Lough Gill @ Parkes Castle, Leitrim
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Biodiversity of Lough Gill @ Parkes Castle, Leitrim

A hands-on, family-friendly look at what’s living in Lough Gill!

Join Parkes Castle guide, Dara, for a look at the wonderful and wiggly creatures living in Lough Gill.

For further information please email parkescastle@opw.ie

Location: Parkes Castle F91 FP71 Fivemilebourne

Reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/biodiversity-of-lough-gill-tickets-635828850207