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May
17
Mon
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards.

As part of Biodiversity Week (17th – 22nd May) we are running a series of tours that explore the vital conservation work we do on our farm and how this work helps enrich Ireland’s agricultural biodiversity. Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards, native woodland and purpose built seed bank. Join us to learn about rare heirloom vegetable varieties that date back to the 1700’s and explore our heritage apple varieties steeped in Irish history.

***please bring water proof clothes and sturdy footwear in-case of rain***

May
18
Tue
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards.

As part of Biodiversity Week (17th – 22nd May) we are running a series of tours that explore the vital conservation work we do on our farm and how this work helps enrich Ireland’s agricultural biodiversity. Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards, native woodland and purpose built seed bank. Join us to learn about rare heirloom vegetable varieties that date back to the 1700’s and explore our heritage apple varieties steeped in Irish history.

***please bring water proof clothes and sturdy footwear in-case of rain***

May
19
Wed
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards.

As part of Biodiversity Week (17th – 22nd May) we are running a series of tours that explore the vital conservation work we do on our farm and how this work helps enrich Ireland’s agricultural biodiversity. Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards, native woodland and purpose built seed bank. Join us to learn about rare heirloom vegetable varieties that date back to the 1700’s and explore our heritage apple varieties steeped in Irish history.

***please bring water proof clothes and sturdy footwear in-case of rain***

May
20
Thu
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards.

As part of Biodiversity Week (17th – 22nd May) we are running a series of tours that explore the vital conservation work we do on our farm and how this work helps enrich Ireland’s agricultural biodiversity. Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards, native woodland and purpose built seed bank. Join us to learn about rare heirloom vegetable varieties that date back to the 1700’s and explore our heritage apple varieties steeped in Irish history.

***please bring water proof clothes and sturdy footwear in-case of rain***

Supporting Our Bees with the Irish Wildlife Trust @ Online
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Supporting Our Bees with the Irish Wildlife Trust @ Online
This Environmental workshop will focus on what groups / volunteers can do within our communities and gardens to help our Bees thrive.

Supporting Our Bees this Environmental workshop will focus on what groups / volunteers can do within our communities and gardens to help protect, support and enhance the bee populations within our community spaces and private gardens.

Pollinator Planting – Sponsored by Galway County Council @ Online
May 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Pollinator Planting - Sponsored by Galway County Council @ Online

Galway County Council are delighted to present a talk on Pollinator Planting by horticulturist Aoife Munn. This talk will look at the best plants for attracting pollinators to you garden, how to ensure they are fed year round and how to create habitats in close proximity to the pollinator planting. Pollinator friendly plants are discussed as well as good planting combinations. There will be a questions and answers session too.

This event will be held on Thursday May 20th at 2.30pm

The talk will be delivered online and is free of charge for those who reside in Galway County Council’s administrative area only. There are limited places available and booking is essential. This initiative is funded by Galway County Council under Galway County Heritage & Biodiversity Plan 2017 – 2022 and the Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017 – 2021 and supported by The Heritage Council and Galway County Heritage Forum

May
21
Fri
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden
May 21 all-day
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden

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!

Simply share your photo and tag us on Twitter @IrishEnvNet or Instagram @national.biodiversity.week with #BackyardBioblitz.

Two entries will also be randomly chosen for a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre! You can also help wildlife conservation efforts by uploading your photos to the national database here: https://records.biodiversityireland.ie

Biodiversity & Wellbeing @ Online - video
May 21 all-day
Biodiversity & Wellbeing @ Online - video

How can fostering our connection to nature help strengthen our well-being?
Join us on this digital tour of people where people living and involved in Cloughjordan Ecovillage speak to how the natural environment helps their well being and how their love of nature motivates them to take care of it. Speakers will share how their love of trees, hedgerows, birds, animal and insect life as well as clean air and dark skies have contributed to their well being. This tour includes some beautiful film of our dark skies, the Sensory Garden and the Tai Chi group and other wonderful photography of the natural world in Cloughjordan.

The event will be coordinated by Toni Ryan and filmed by Eoin Campbell.

Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt @ Online - Your Garden
May 21 all-day
Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt @ Online - Your Garden

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?

Our Scavenger Hunt and activity sheets ensure that the whole family can take part in the weekend fun, and have some time away from screens. Head outside to see what you can find!

Choose one of two sheets, Easy Peasy (suggested age range 4 – 7) or A Little Tricky (suggested age range 8 -12).

You can complete the Hunt or Challenges at any time, but be sure to share them with us on the weekend of May 21st – 23rd to be in with a chance to win a prize! More info: https://biodiversityweek.ie/biodiversity-scavenger-hunt/

Wisdom of place / Wondrous Weeds @ Online - video
May 21 all-day
Wisdom of place / Wondrous Weeds @ Online - video

Wisdom of place / Wondrous Weeds

Join us on a digital tour exploring some of the more common weeds that grow freely and abundantly around us. Providing healthy food and habitat for our local wildlife these plants also provide us with seasonal superfoods and medicines. On this tour we will learn how to identify 5 commonly found weeds and will discuss their traditional uses as foods and medicines and how they support our ever-important local biodiversity. This online walk is led by Cloughjordan Ecovillage resident, forager and community herbalist Rachel Hussey & filmed by Eoin Campbell

Nettle, Plantain, Horsetail, Dandelion

Sonairte Organic Garden Re-opening and Guided Tours @ Sonairte
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sonairte Organic Garden Re-opening and Guided Tours @ Sonairte

In line with the relaxation of government Covid restrictions Sonairte is delighted to be re-opening to the public just in time for Biodiversity Week! The centre (excluding cafe) will reopen to the public on Friday 21st May and will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. To celebrate Biodiversity Week 2021 we are giving free entry to the organic garden and nature trail to all visitors for Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May. On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd up to 15 visitors can sign up on entry for a free guided tour of the garden focussing on how organic growing and working with nature can protect and enhance our biodiversity. Just add your name to the clip board in the Eco Shop. Tours will take place from 2pm to 3pm each day so arrive early to reserve your spot!

Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards.

As part of Biodiversity Week (17th – 22nd May) we are running a series of tours that explore the vital conservation work we do on our farm and how this work helps enrich Ireland’s agricultural biodiversity. Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards, native woodland and purpose built seed bank. Join us to learn about rare heirloom vegetable varieties that date back to the 1700’s and explore our heritage apple varieties steeped in Irish history.

***please bring water proof clothes and sturdy footwear in-case of rain***

Celebrating Peatland Biodiversity by Choosing Peat Free @ Online
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Celebrating Peatland Biodiversity by Choosing Peat Free @ Online
Learn how to and the importance of using peat-free compost in your garden.

Peatlands are wet and open habitats that offer our communities both a unique and diverse range of biodiversity. As the weather begins to improve, we find ourselves outdoors more often preparing our gardens for the summer ahead. You may purchase peat moss compost from your local garden centre, petrol station or even supermarket not knowing the devastating impact that the harvesting of peat moss compost has on Ireland’s peatland biodiversity.

This biodiversity week, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council will deliver an online talk to raise the profile of peatland biodiversity, the benefits it offers us all and the impacts of peat extraction on peatland habitat and biodiversity. This free online talk will focus on and offer an insight into choosing peat free through home composting. You will also learn some of the top tips to get started, the different types of compost systems available to you and frequently asked questions.

Making your garden a haven for hedgehogs @ Online - video
May 21 @ 1:00 pm
Making your garden a haven for hedgehogs @ Online - video

Elaine O’Riordan from the Irish Hedgehog
Survey will meet Bev Truss from the
Hogprickle Wildlife Carers and get some
tips on making your garden a haven for
hedgehogs. Bev will also advise on how
to know when a hedgehog may need help
and what to do if you find a sick or injured
hedgehog or other wild animal.

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_bWW4CrzofP-4HlMwjTMfg

May
22
Sat
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden
May 22 all-day
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden

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!

Simply share your photo and tag us on Twitter @IrishEnvNet or Instagram @national.biodiversity.week with #BackyardBioblitz.

Two entries will also be randomly chosen for a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre! You can also help wildlife conservation efforts by uploading your photos to the national database here: https://records.biodiversityireland.ie

Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt @ Online - Your Garden
May 22 all-day
Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt @ Online - Your Garden

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?

Our Scavenger Hunt and activity sheets ensure that the whole family can take part in the weekend fun, and have some time away from screens. Head outside to see what you can find!

Choose one of two sheets, Easy Peasy (suggested age range 4 – 7) or A Little Tricky (suggested age range 8 -12).

You can complete the Hunt or Challenges at any time, but be sure to share them with us on the weekend of May 21st – 23rd to be in with a chance to win a prize! More info: https://biodiversityweek.ie/biodiversity-scavenger-hunt/

Sonairte Organic Garden Re-opening and Guided Tours @ Sonairte
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sonairte Organic Garden Re-opening and Guided Tours @ Sonairte

In line with the relaxation of government Covid restrictions Sonairte is delighted to be re-opening to the public just in time for Biodiversity Week! The centre (excluding cafe) will reopen to the public on Friday 21st May and will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. To celebrate Biodiversity Week 2021 we are giving free entry to the organic garden and nature trail to all visitors for Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May. On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd up to 15 visitors can sign up on entry for a free guided tour of the garden focussing on how organic growing and working with nature can protect and enhance our biodiversity. Just add your name to the clip board in the Eco Shop. Tours will take place from 2pm to 3pm each day so arrive early to reserve your spot!

Biodiversity Day: Botanists Walk and Talks @ The Organic Centre
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Biodiversity Day: Botanists Walk and Talks @ The Organic Centre
Walk and Talk with botanists Howard Fox & Maria Cullen. Two Walks. Morning 11am-1pm and Afternoon 2pm-4pm.

Free events: Walk and talk with our local botanists Howard Fox and Maria Cullen as part of of our Biodiversity week calender.

Two walks -Morning 11am til 1pm, Afternoon 2pm til 4pm.

Packed full of information about biodiversity in all its glory. You will learn how to create and promote biodiversity in your life & garden and/or woodland. With an opportunity to explore the Centre’s wonderful gardens and woodland – you will learn about Trees, Plants, Fungi, Mosses, Liverworts, Algae and Ferns, and Howard & Maria will be on hand to guide you through. The event will be outdoors, so bring your wellies and your raincoats just in case!

Please book fast. Limited places due to Covid 19 regulations.

Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Biodiversity Tours of Irish Seed Savers 20 acre farm @ Irish Seed Savers Association
Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards.

As part of Biodiversity Week (17th – 22nd May) we are running a series of tours that explore the vital conservation work we do on our farm and how this work helps enrich Ireland’s agricultural biodiversity. Our biodiversity tours will take you through our 20 acre farm, full of organic seed gardens, Irish heritage apple tree orchards, native woodland and purpose built seed bank. Join us to learn about rare heirloom vegetable varieties that date back to the 1700’s and explore our heritage apple varieties steeped in Irish history.

***please bring water proof clothes and sturdy footwear in-case of rain***

May
23
Sun
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden
May 23 all-day
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden

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!

Simply share your photo and tag us on Twitter @IrishEnvNet or Instagram @national.biodiversity.week with #BackyardBioblitz.

Two entries will also be randomly chosen for a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre! You can also help wildlife conservation efforts by uploading your photos to the national database here: https://records.biodiversityireland.ie