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May
20
Fri
Bat Walk @ National Botanic Gardens
May 20 @ 9:15 pm – 10:30 pm
Bat Walk @ National Botanic Gardens
Wander the Gardens at night in search of beautiful bats

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust for a free National Biodiversity Week event hosted by the National Botanic Gardens. At this exciting evening bat walk you will have the opportunity to walk the National Botanic Gardens at dusk with an Irish Wildlife Trust guide in search of beautiful bats. We will learn about the life cycle of these fascinating creatures and hopefully get to see and hear some of the bats of the Bots.

Please bring warm clothes as this event takes place after sunset. Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Booking is compulsory for this event access to the National Botanic Gardens will only be allowed for people with bookings. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iwt-bat-walk-at-the-national-botanic-gardens-tickets-330647775397

May
21
Sat
Land based Whale Watching
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will be leading several land based whale watching events around the country on Saturday May 21st. Start times and meeting places to be announced.

Locations:

  1. Loop Head, Co. Clare, meeting at Lighthouse, leader Mags Daly Ph. 083 8401102,email: mags.daly@iwdg.ie
  2. Dun Na Mbo, Co. Mayo, leader Sean Pierce Ph.086 8368736, email pierceboystp@gmail.com
  3. Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim, meeting at West Lighthouse, leader Pádraig Whooley Ph.086 3850568, email: padraig.whooley@iwdg.ie 
  4. Howth Head, Co. Dublin, meeting @ Balscadden Car Pk, little shop (Howth Hub), leader Dave O’ Connor Ph.087 6665049, email: dave@wolfhoundtours.com
  5. Cloghna Head, West Cork, meeting @ Galley head view car park, leader Denis O’ Regan Ph.083 3369775, email: watch@denis.co
Make Your Own Swift Box – Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Make Your Own Swift Box - Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
Swift populations have declined in recent years and this is attributed to the loss of natural breeding sites. Swift boxes give the birds a safe place to breed. During this workshop, Nessa Doran O’Reilly, programme manager at Rediscover Furniture, will help you and your child assemble a Swift box. Working as a team you will learn how to use a marking gauge, how to glue and pin, and also how to pilot drill and screw your nest boxes together ready to be brought home. All tools and materials will be supplied.
* Ticket is for one adult and one child
* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by one adult.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-own-swift-box-parent-child-tickets-333465733987

The Birds of Merrion Square Park @ Dublin
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meet the bird researchers of the Irish Midland Ringing Group, and find out about bird monitoring taking part in our inner city parks. We will be in the square from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Event suitable for all ages. Brought to you by the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan.

To register, please visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-birds-of-merrion-square-tickets-338087347357

For more information please contact biodiversity@dublincity.ie  or 01 222 3325

Phoenix Park Cycle & Biodiversity Talk
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Phoenix Park Cycle & Biodiversity Talk

To celebrate Bike Week and Biodiversity Week, we are very excited to host this guided cycle of the Phoenix Park.

Meeting outside Phoenix Park Cycles, we will set off on a gentle cycle through the park, taking in some of the sights and sounds. The cycle will be about 4km each way, on segragated cycle lanes, over flat terrain, so suitable for all cycling abilities.

We will be given a guided talk of the park’s biodiversity from the OPW within the walled garden, at the park visitor centre.

Followed by complimentary lunch in the amazing Phoenix Café, where you can enjoy sumptous, sustainable food in their stunning outdoor setting, while getting to know your fellow Climate Ambassadors.

We will finish our tour by returning to Phoenix Park Cycles, which is at the south entrance of the park, only a short walk to Heuston train station, the Red Luas line, many bus stops or a walk/ cycle to the city centre.

Register today to avoid disappointment! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/phoenix-park-cycle-biodiversity-talk-tickets-324114173217

If you do not have access to a bicycle but would like to join us on this cycle, you have a few options.

You can:

– Rent a city bike from Heuston train station. You will need a city bike account. Details here.

– Hire a bicycle from Phoenix Park Bikes. We can cover bike hire for 3 hours. Please let us know if you need hire of a bicycle for this event in the order form when booking your place.

Naturally Wild in Bridgefoot Street Park @ Dublin
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Dale Treadwell of Naturally Wild to explore the biodiversity of our new Bridgefoot Street Park in Dublin’s city centre. Event suitable for children of all ages.

Brought to you by the Dublin City Biodiversity Action Plan.

Please register at Naturally Wild children’s event in Bridgefoot Street Park Tickets, Sat 21 May 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

For more information please contact biodiversity@dublincity.ie  or 01 222 3325

Make Your Own Swift Box – Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
May 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Make Your Own Swift Box - Parent & Child @ The Rediscovery Centre
Swift populations have declined in recent years and this is attributed to the loss of natural breeding sites. Swift boxes give the birds a safe place to breed. During this workshop, Nessa Doran O’Reilly, programme manager at Rediscover Furniture, will help you and your child assemble a Swift box. Working as a team you will learn how to use a marking gauge, how to glue and pin, and also how to pilot drill and screw your nest boxes together ready to be brought home. All tools and materials will be supplied.
* Ticket is for one adult and one child
* The minimum age to participate in this workshop is eight years old and all children must be accompanied by one adult.

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-own-swift-box-parent-child-tickets-333465733987