Did you know?

Biodiversity week takes place from May 17th until May 26th.

The annual 10-day celebration of nature and wildlife offers a variety of free events and activities for the whole family (ien.ie)

Biodiversity is more than bees – it includes all types of animals from pine martins to foxes and Irish native flora.

Why it’s important!

Its estimated that one in every fifth species is in Ireland threatened with extinction (Biodiversity Ireland).

This includes the corncrake which can now only be found in Donegal and Mayo (Biodiversity Ireland).

A programme of FREE events taking place around the county can be found HERE.

Make Your Home a Nature Reserve also shows a variety of ways you can welcome your local fauna into your garden.

“These beautiful and fascinating creatures need a little help from us, as their natural habitats are under pressure.

It’s time to invite nature into your home – whether it’s a window box, a suburban garden or a farm. Learn how to build a pond, make places for bats to roost and spaces for hedgehogs to ramble. Discover the amazing secret lives of Ireland’s wildlife, from tiny bugs to large mammals.

Do try this at home!”


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