Explore what’s on during Biodiversity Week below!

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Featured image credit: Lining the Nest, by Colette Gemmell

Seashore Splash! @ Online
May 19 – May 28 all-day
Seashore Splash! @ Online

Seashore Splash! with the Biodiversity Data Centre

Welcome to our Explore Your Shore! Seashore Splash! for Biodiversity Week 2023.

From 19th to the 28th May we are asking YOU to join in the fun and photograph and record as many marine species as you can on your local shore. How many marine species can you record in 30 minutes?… how many can you record in one week?

Upload your records for our Seashore Splash! using our Seashore Spotter form, do a Big Beach Biodiversity Survey or try out one of our brand new surveys for 2023… The Great Rocky Shore Bioblitz and Adopt-a-Rockpool!

Track our Seashore Splash! via the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Twitter account and our Explore Your Shore! Facebook account. Also check this page daily to see how we are progressing and see the total records recorded and total species recorded, and find out which coastal county is leading the way in terms of marine biodiversity recording.

Share your Seashore Splash action pics on our Explore Your Shore! Facebook page.

And there’s a prize!! – two lucky recorders who submit records for our Seashore Splash! will win a copy of our brand identification swatch on Ireland’s Intertidal Fish and Invertebrates which will soon be available from the National Biodiversity Data Centre online shop!

Event page: https://exploreyourshore.ie/seashore-splash-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

Salmon Sanctuaries @ Cork
May 28 @ 2:00 pm
Salmon Sanctuaries @ Cork

What does the presence, or absence, of Salmon in a Catchment indicate? How can we conserve this precious & iconic species? (With free copies of ‘Salmon Sanctuaries’ booklet provided to all participants). Mark Boyden, Stephanie O’Toole, & Rauri Maguire take us into the World of the wild Atlantic Salmon.

Location: ‘The StreamSchool’, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork P75 TY47

As numbers attending are restricted please book in advance
on 027 50453 or at streamscapes1@gmail.com