United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bristol Zoo Gardens, 14–22 May
A week of activities celebrating native plants and animals for Plant Conservation Day on 18 May and International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May.

Big Nature Day, 22 May
Join us at the Natural History Museum to celebrate Biodiversity Day from 11.00. We are conducting a census of all the wildlife living in the Museum’s gardens in our first ever bioblitz. Accompany scientists as they locate and identify plants, bugs, lichens and fungi, and find out more about the importance of biodiversity to our everyday lives. Activities will also include investigating pond life, worm charming, a tree trail and bug counting.

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2011, 20–21 May
Five of Ireland’s magnificent state-owned properties will be vying for the title of BioBlitz 2011 Champions, with each site pitted against one another to see which property can find most species over 24 hours. From soaring eagles to the smallest bugs in the undergrowth, teams of scientists and volunteers will comb the parks recording what they find.

Tyntesfield BioBlitz, Somerset, 20–21 May
Help scientists find out what wildlife is living in Tyntesfield grounds as they survey the National Trust site over 30 hours. The event is open to families from 15.00 – 21.00 on the Friday and from 9.00 – 15.00 on the Saturday.

More events and activities in the context of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

The Life Cairn
  The Life Cairn - Reverend Peter Owen Jones
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  Guernsey's guide to sustainable living
also see: Guernsey charities are involved with small tree planting initiatives