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.
Reserve you spot: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sustainable-gardening-course-sponsored-by-tipperary-county-council-tickets-627986854587
Cork Nature Network is delighted to celebrate Biodiversity Week with the talk ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Insect Identification.’
Our speaker John O’Sullivan will outline what characteristics to look for when identifying insects, where to look, and how insects benefit the biodiversity of our local ecosystems. The talk will be held indoors at the Glen Resource Centre followed by an opportunity to walk through the Glen Park and apply what we’ve learned and do some insect spotting!
For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/608460320197
Bat Rehabilitation Ireland and Limerick bat group will be holding a bat talk and walk in Patrickswell, Co. Limerick, as part of Biodiversity Week 2023.
Meeting point is yet to be confirmed.
This talk and walk will begin at 8.30pm on 28 May 2023 and will be led by Albert Nolan of Limerick Bat Group and Susan Kerwin of Bat Rehabilitation Ireland.
Details: – Please wear appropriate footwear and warm outdoor clothing, wear a hi viz vest and bring a torch.
– Children welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
– Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
– All Events are weather dependent.
Please check Limerick Bat Group’s Facebook Page for any updates: Limerick Bat Group | Facebook Queries through Facebook page or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Limerick Bat Group, please visit their Facebook page for further information: Limerick Bat Group | Facebook and to learn more about Bat Rehabilitation Ireland, please visit their website: https://batrehabilitationireland.ie/ This event is free and open to all. It is being held as part of Biodiversity Week 2023.