Explore what’s on during Biodiversity Week below!
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Featured image credit: Lining the Nest, by Colette Gemmell
Dragonfly Dash with the Biodiversity Data Centre
From 19th to the 28th May we are asking YOU to join in the fun and photograph and record as many Dragonflies and Damselflies as you can in your local river, stream, pond, lake, bog or other wetland.
How many Dragonflies and Damselflies can you record in just one week?
Upload your records for our Dragonfly Dash! using our Dragonfly Spotter form or try our Dragonfly Recorder Survey?
Track our Dragonfly Dash! via the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Also check this page daily to see how we are progressing and see the total records recorded and total species recorded, Also find out which county is leading the way in terms of Dragonfly and Damselfly recording.
And there’s a prize!! – one lucky recorder who submits records for our Dragonfly Dash! will win a copy of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland by Robert Thompson and Brian Nelson.
Event page: https://biodiversityireland.ie/surveys/dragonfly-ireland/dragonfly-dash-biodiversity-week-2023/
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
A hands-on, family-friendly look at what’s living in Lough Gill!
Join Parkes Castle guide, Dara, for a look at the wonderful and wiggly creatures living in Lough Gill.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Parkes Castle F91 FP71 Fivemilebourne
Reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/biodiversity-of-lough-gill-tickets-635828850207
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
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 email@example.com
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.