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May
20
Fri
Woodland Walk at Raheens Wood @ Castlebar
May 20 @ 1:00 pm
Woodland Walk at Raheens Wood @ Castlebar

Join us for a lunchtime guided walk of Raheens Wood, Castlebar on Friday 20th May.

Come along and find out about the flora and fauna of the wood.

Meet at Raheens Wood Carpark, Newport Road, Castlebar at 1 pm.

May
21
Sat
Biodiversity Walk ‘n’ Talk @ The Organic Centre
May 21 @ 11:00 am

Two walks: 11am and 2pm with Botanists Howard and Maria who will discuss the biodiversity they spot , trees, plants, mosses, algae. Talk and walk, along the new walkway leading from the Organic Centre toward Fowleys falls.

The walks will be outdoors , so bring your wellies and your raincoats just in case.

Link: https://www.theorganiccentre.ie/event/biodiversity-walk-n-talk-11am-and-2pm/275

 

Maharees Wildflower Walk @ Béal Geal
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of our beautiful sand dune wildflowers at Maharees with wildlife biologist Ciara Dolan.
Using hand lenses and species spotter sheets funded by Kerry County Council, learn to identify our coastal flowers in bloom during May.

Free event but numbers are limited so booking essential. Book by either emailing mahareesconservation@gmail.com OR by sending a private message to our Facebook page: Maharees Heritage and Conservation

Bookings need to be made by Tuesday 17th May, 5pm.

Location: Béal Geal (Blue Flag Beach car park), Maharres, Maharees, Kerry

Link to event: https://www.kerryheritage.ie/event/maharees-wildflower-walk/

Biodiversity Walk ‘n’ Talk @ The Organic Centre
May 21 @ 2:00 pm

Two walks: 11am and 2pm with Botanists Howard and Maria who will discuss the biodiversity they spot , trees, plants, mosses, algae. Talk and walk, along the new walkway leading from the Organic Centre toward Fowleys falls.

The walks will be outdoors , so bring your wellies and your raincoats just in case.

Link: https://www.theorganiccentre.ie/event/biodiversity-walk-n-talk-11am-and-2pm/275

 

May
22
Sun
Bats in your Back Garden @ online
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Bats in your Back Garden @ online

Join bat expert Dr Tina Aughney for this online, virtual experience as she goes through a presentation and videos of bats in her garden in Co. Cavan.  Tina will talk you through bats that are likely to be attracted to your garden; hedgerows, plants and flowers that are likely to encourage bat activity; and trees, bat boxes, eaves and crevices in the surrounds of your garden that are likely to host/encourage bat roosts.

Tina has over 15 years’ experience in running bat conservation monitoring programmes and personally has developed a biodiversity haven in her own garden.  She is committed to preserving native Irish plants and shrubs, which when under threat from development projects, find a new home in her back garden.  Her personal biodiversity project in 2020 was to install a pond in her back garden, which is a great way to encourage bats in your back garden through insect predation.

This virtual experience is a free event and it will take place on 22 May 2022, during Biodiversity Week.  It will be open to the public across Ireland to attend, as long as they register.

This event is free and open to all. It is being held as part of Biodiversity Week 2022.

You will need to register for this event.  Details on how to register will be available here: https://www.batconservationireland.org/event/bats-in-your-back-garden