Biodiversity Week – May 15th To 21st, 2021.

This week is Biodiversity Week and it aims to encourage young and old to celebrate and explore Ireland’s rich variety of flora and fauna. Biodiversity is the term that refers to all the different biological life that exists in an area, including plants, trees, insects, animals, fungi and even bacteria.

Online Events.

All this week is hosting a series of wonderful online events that the whole family can enjoy. Activities include webinars on how to build a bat box, templates for tidy towns groups, mammals of Merlin Wood, summer wild flowers, gardening for bees and butterflies and better management of hedgerows for biodiversity. All the events are free and available to access by clicking HERE.

Biodiversity Photographic Competition.

Be in with a chance to win €500 by entering the 9th Annual Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition. The competition is open to amateur photographers and this year they are looking for photos that celebrate Ireland’s rich web of life. Photographs must be taken in the month of May and submitted by May 31st. For more information click HERE.

Backyard Bioblitz.

Ever wondered what that plant was or what’s the name of that bird? During biodiversity week ecologists and wildlife experts will identify it for you. Simply share  a photo of your mystery flora or fauna item on Twitter or Instagram with #BackyardBioblitz. For more information click HERE.

Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt.

This is a great activity for children and families. By clicking HERE you can download one of two scavenger hunt worksheet challenges to aid the exploration of biodiversity in your area. Complete the worksheets and submit them by May 23rd to be in with a chance to win a prize from the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

Biodiversity Week and Green Schools.

Green Schools Ireland have an action packed schedule of events for schools during Biodiversity Week. Activities include online events, videos and competitions that explore birds, trees, insects and flowers. For more information click HERE.

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