What’s On during Biodiversity Week: Thursday 25th & Friday 26th May

Published by Caitriona Rogerson on

25th May 2017

Sun’s out! Get outdoors and make the most of this warm weather by taking part in one of Biodiversity Week’s events today, Thursday 25th, or tomorrow, Friday 26th May. There is no shortage of excuses to get the suncream on and take advantage of some of the free activities celebrating Ireland’s wildlife and natural habitats! Check out what on near you below:

Butterfly Monitoring Course
May 25 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm
SECAD, Owennacurra Business Park
Knockgriffin, Middleton, Cork Ireland

Tomás Murray of the National Biodiversity Data Centre will introduce the biology and the species of Irish bumblebees and butterflies, and provide training on how to monitor both groups of pollinators according to international standards. You’ll also get to spend a few hours in the field honing your identification skills for both groups and practice the necessary skills to become a recorder for the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s butterfly and bumblebee monitoring schemes.

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WILD FOR NATURE! Biodiversity Week in Merlin Woods, Galway, May 22nd-May28th

May 25 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

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Merlin Park Woods, Merlin Park Lane
Galway , Ireland

Join Friends of Merlin Woods, Galway, for a WHOLE WEEK of free events to celebrate Biodiversity Week! Bird Song Workshops, Dawn Choruses, Bat Walks, Nature Walks and a whole Forest Field Day for all the family. Click ‘read more’ to see details of individual events.

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Hedgerow & Native Woodland Walk
May 25 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Supervalu, Ballyconnell
Co. Cavan , Ireland

Join us on the Ballyconnell Loop Walk to explore Annagh Wood, the finest and most extensive area of woodland along the Shannon-Erne Waterway, and discover the area’s biodiversity along the way. The woodland consists principally of Ash and Hazel together with Oak, Elm and Rowan while the undergrowth consists of Holly, Blackthorn and Bramble, with a rich ground flora.

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Ballyseedy Woods Nocturnal Bat Walk
May 25 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm
Tralee Bay Wetland Centre, Ballyard
Tralee, Co Kerry Ireland

Discover the world of Irish bats on this nocturnal bat walk with David McCormick of the Irish Wildlife Trust

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BATLAS 2020 Bat Detector Training
May 25 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
Malahide Castle, Malahide
Co. Dublin ,

BATLAS 2020 is an all-Ireland bat distribution survey of Ireland’s four common bat species. Between 2016-2018, BCIreland hope to map every 10km square across the island in relation to the present/absence of common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle, Leisler’s bat and Daubenton’s bat. Volunteers are being sought to help us with this endeavour.

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Know Your Native Woodlands: Tuamgraney Primary School event
May 26 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Tuamgraney National School, Ballyquin
Co. Clare, Ireland

A workshop for students of Tuamgraney National School on Ireland’s native trees and woodlands.

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Shore Ecology Fieldtrip, Wicklow Town
May 26 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Wicklow Rowing Club, The Murrough
Wicklow Town,

Join Coastwatch on this special biodiversity outing to explore the seaweed, plants and animals along the tideline and splashzone at Wicklow Harbour!

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Caitriona Rogerson

Caitriona is a contributor to Green News. She has a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design. Caitriona is also involved in environmental campaigns around the issues of plastic pollution.