Explore what’s on during Biodiversity Week below!
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Featured image credit: Lining the Nest, by Colette Gemmell
20 photographs of Starling Murmurations over Lough Ennell taken by John McCauley and Rodney Cleary. This exhibition can be viewed during Library opening hours. This exhibition will be officially launched on Thurs 25th May at 6pm by Niall Hatch of BirdWatch Ireland – regular contributor to Mooney Goes Wild on RTÉ Radio One and co-presenter of the In Your Nature Podcast series.
Meeting at Rise at the Cove, A63 V406, this family friendly beach clean takes place on the last Sunday of every month. All are welcome, equipment provided. You can keep track on all their activities here: https://www.facebook.com/CleanCoastsNW
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
The general public is invited for a talk and entertainment to honor the deep connection between the Lakota people, ourselves as Irish and the soil. The aim will be to raise awareness of the threat of soil degradation due to overconsumption and industrial land use changes, of mining, of fossil fuel industry which threatens us all. Indigenous people have a deep appreciation for working with the land, organic ways, and Mother Earth. There is a connection for many here too of the importance of the soil and the need to protect it. The aim of the event is to make those connections and highlight that we are all guardians of the soil and need to take care of it for all our futures. The event organizers invite the public to come and join the event, action and entertainment and support the message of unity in protecting our earth and its resources.
Link to related article: https://atmos.earth/soil-degradation-worsens-climate-change/
*Car pooling-Meet at the Castle 9.30am for those in need of transport.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/640079835017
The Organic Centre: Celebrating connections with Lakota water protectors
28th May: 10am-12pm.
Wheelchair accessible – Accessible pathways and toilets.
Our final event is a beautiful botanical art workshop with Debbie who collaborates closely with Friends of Merlin Woods and the community immersed and aware of our local biodiversity .All participants will go home with a beautiful piece of artwork .
Booking will be needed for Botanical Art through Eventbrite as spaces are limited and for more info on any event email email@example.com .
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/biodiversity-week-in-merlin-woods-19th-28th-may-tickets-635284692617?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Meeting point: at Merlin Woods Community Garden.
Please wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing . Please leave dogs at home unless essential for your needs .
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
Join Alex from Understory supported by Delgany Tidy Towns in this outdoor workshop to explore what biodiversity means through tactile learning. We start with a short walk to find natural materials and then incorporate them to make our very own biodiversity inspired sculpture. This event is perfect for families; all ages from preschool to students, parents, and grandparents.
Meeting at Archers Wood tennis courts, A63 A2K1, to take part.
Wheelchair accessible with care and assistance.
Join Gordon Elliott of Christchurch Parish and Keith Scanlon, of Delgany Tidy Towns at the Old School House A63F858 to hear what works, what doesn’t work, and share your experiences of sustainable fashion.
For Biodiversity Week, we will specifically discuss the impact on Irish Biodiversity (and Irish wool & sheep farming, and impact of sheep on the uplands, and dumping and recycling and pollution etc.)
PS. This is a monthly meet up. Join us next month for a talk on Forests & mini forests.