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May
20
Thu
Supporting Our Bees with the Irish Wildlife Trust @ Online
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Supporting Our Bees with the Irish Wildlife Trust @ Online
This Environmental workshop will focus on what groups / volunteers can do within our communities and gardens to help our Bees thrive.

Supporting Our Bees this Environmental workshop will focus on what groups / volunteers can do within our communities and gardens to help protect, support and enhance the bee populations within our community spaces and private gardens.

May
21
Fri
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden
May 21 all-day
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden

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!

Simply share your photo and tag us on Twitter @IrishEnvNet or Instagram @national.biodiversity.week with #BackyardBioblitz.

Two entries will also be randomly chosen for a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre! You can also help wildlife conservation efforts by uploading your photos to the national database here: https://records.biodiversityireland.ie

May
22
Sat
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden
May 22 all-day
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden

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!

Simply share your photo and tag us on Twitter @IrishEnvNet or Instagram @national.biodiversity.week with #BackyardBioblitz.

Two entries will also be randomly chosen for a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre! You can also help wildlife conservation efforts by uploading your photos to the national database here: https://records.biodiversityireland.ie

How do bees make honey? – Online event @ Online
May 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
How do bees make honey? – Online event @ Online

Join the Rediscovery Centre on the 22nd of May at 1.30pm for a FREE family friendly event to find out how bees make honey and how you can make your own little bee hotel. This event is kindly supported by the IEN.

During this online event Audrey will teach you about how bees make their honey and she will also take you on a virtual tour of our roof garden to show you all of our bee-friendly plants. On the way she will collect materials to show you how to make a 5 Star Bee Hotel. You will also need a plastic bottle that you may have in your green bin.

If you would like to make the bee hotel with Audrey, children will need help from your parent and guardian. The materials needed are:
-Scissors-Stanley type knife
– Eco tape/sticky tape
– Toilet roll tubes approx 12 or cardboard
– Twigs/Sticks – (skinny easy to break)
– String/twine 2′ approx- Plastic Bottle (standard size bottle not large)

Biodiversity for Community Spaces @ Turlough Park
May 22 @ 2:00 pm
Biodiversity for Community Spaces @ Turlough Park

The Irish Community Archive Network presents an online talk with ecologist Janice Fuller, who will share some ideas for protecting and enhancing nature and wildlife in our towns, villages and urban spaces.

Janice Fuller is an ecologist based in south Galway. She has an in-depth knowledge of the Irish flora and habitats based on many years’ experience of ecological field survey and research. Janice also has a particular interest in community development and the Tidy Towns movement. She has facilitated the production of numerous local biodiversity action plans for Tidy Towns groups in Galway, Clare and Mayo, and been involved in a wide range of community-led biodiversity projects. As a national Tidy Towns adjudicator, Janice has had the privilege of seeing the great work done by Tidy Towns groups around the country for the benefit of the natural world and their communities. She has delivered biodiversity training for community groups, local authorities and for the outdoor recreation sector. Janice is passionate about communicating the importance of biodiversity in our everyday lives and sharing the joy of nature

Booking is essential for this event and spaces are limited. Please contact educationtph@museum.ie by 12pm on Thursday 20th May  to make a booking.

May
23
Sun
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden
May 23 all-day
Backyard Bioblitz @ Online - Your Garden

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!

Simply share your photo and tag us on Twitter @IrishEnvNet or Instagram @national.biodiversity.week with #BackyardBioblitz.

Two entries will also be randomly chosen for a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre! You can also help wildlife conservation efforts by uploading your photos to the national database here: https://records.biodiversityireland.ie

Hap-Bee Sunday @ St Annes City Farm
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hap-Bee Sunday @ St Annes City Farm

For #worldbeeweek we will be having a Hap-Bee Sunday (Sunday the 23rd of May) on the farm.

With pop up from Starosel Honey & Mountain Herbery.

We will have spot prizes for best Bee costumes & we are asking for painted stones of 🐝 for our wellness garden.

Lots of Bee fun for the whole family.

This event will have limited tickets because of COVID restrictions. The whole event is outdoors with proper precautions. A one way system is a place at the farm, with advised distancing. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Limited Free tickets.

May
31
Mon
Biodiversity Photographer of the Year – deadline
May 31 all-day
Biodiversity Photographer of the Year - deadline

Are you are a keen amateur photographer that loves to capture striking landscapes, migration spectacles, fabulous flora, or dramatic close-up images of birds, mammals and insects? Would you like to win up to €500 in cash prizes?

Our ‘Biodiversity Photographer of the Year’ competition is open to all amateur photographers, whether you take photos as a hobby or it’s your first time out with a camera, all are welcome to enter.

This year we are looking for photographs that celebrate Ireland’s rich web of life. The challenge is to capture an image of some of the biodiversity in your area. Whether you live in the heart of the countryside or the centre of a city, there is wildlife to be found.

The deadline for entry is midnight on May 31st! Photographes can submit up to five photographs. See all details here: https://biodiversityweek.ie/photo-competitions/