Explore what’s on during Biodiversity Week below!
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Featured image credit: Lining the Nest, by Colette Gemmell
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
Join Wicklow County Council and Astrid Adler at Kindlestown Woods for this immersive walk through the woods and learn all about the lives of the plants around us. Full details and reservations here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hedge-bothering-tickets-631622769707
To celebrate Biodiversity Week 2023, there is no admission charge and entry to the certified organic garden and beautiful nature trail forest walk along the River Nanny is free. The Eco Centre is located in the Ninch, Laytown, Co. Meath and is 10 minutes walk from Laytown train station. An Eco Shop, zero waste refill station, 2nd hand shop, Bee museum and a vegetarian / vegan cafe are on site so it would make a lovely biodiversity friendly day out for all the family. We are open every Friday to Sunday and will have a range of events and activities throughout Biodiversity week, please see https://sonairte.ie/events
One day gardening course covering gardening organically, planting for pollinators, taking cuttings and much more.
Tipperary County Council are delighted to announce this FREE Sustainable Gardening Course to celebrate National Biodiversity Week. This course will be run by horticulturist and environmentalist, Aoife Munn and will cover many topics including:
– New thinking in planting plans
– Pond Building
– Working with peat free compost
– Grow your own vegetables
– Taking cuttings and much more…
The course will be run on Sunday 28th of May from 10am to 4pm in Cabragh Wetlands.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their area for biodiversity but is particularly of interest to Tidy Towns Groups, residents groups and green schools coordinators.
Please note that all information you provide will be shared with Aoife Munn and Tipperary County Council for the purposes or administrating and running the course.
The general public is invited for a talk and entertainment to honor the deep connection between the Lakota people, ourselves as Irish and the soil. The aim will be to raise awareness of the threat of soil degradation due to overconsumption and industrial land use changes, of mining, of fossil fuel industry which threatens us all. Indigenous people have a deep appreciation for working with the land, organic ways, and Mother Earth. There is a connection for many here too of the importance of the soil and the need to protect it. The aim of the event is to make those connections and highlight that we are all guardians of the soil and need to take care of it for all our futures. The event organizers invite the public to come and join the event, action and entertainment and support the message of unity in protecting our earth and its resources.
Link to related article: https://atmos.earth/soil-degradation-worsens-climate-change/
*Car pooling-Meet at the Castle 9.30am for those in need of transport.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/640079835017
The Organic Centre: Celebrating connections with Lakota water protectors
28th May: 10am-12pm.
Wheelchair accessible – Accessible pathways and toilets.
Strokestown Park General Manager John O’Driscoll began his career in Strokestown Park as the Head Gardener almost 25 years ago and has a degree in horticulture from the National Botanic Gardens. He has lead the continued restoration and development of the estates Victorian Walled Garden & Woodlands, along with the establishment of the parks substantial meadow located at the front of the estate. This is a unique opportunity to take a guided tour with John and discover the rich and varied biodiversity that exists in these spaces thanks to his passionate vision.
Places are limited, please register your place by contacting us on 0719633013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org