Ireland’s National Biodiversity Week
The Irish Environmental Network organises a National Biodiversity Week in collaboration with various groups, and from 16 May to 1 June many events are taking place around the country.

National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it. It’s also about entertaining them; showing the fun and wonder that can be found in nature; and inspiring people to learn more, see more, do more.

See www.biodiversityweek.ie for more details about upcoming events.


  A Wild Week of Biodiversity for Merlin Woods, 18-24 May 2015, Galway
Bats, Birds, Habitats, Moths and biodiversity workshops will all be the focus of this year’s biodiversity week. Working with Birdwatch Ireland, Galway City Heritage Officer, Eastside Mens shed, Renmore Scouts, wildlife experts and getting up close to Ireland's Birds of Prey with wildlife rescuers and rehabilitators Animal Magic Rescue centre. An education and information workshop will also be held in Galway City Museum by Friends of Merlin Woods on the International Day forBiological Diversity, 22 May, from 1.00pm to 2.30pm in the Education room and will give people the chance to see and hear about the work, which is ongoing in Merlin Park Woods and the enormous amount of species and diverse habitats within the woodland. All are welcome to attend and all events are free. Places may be restricted in some events where space is limited. For more info, email us or check out the Friends of Merlin Woods on facebook.

  Friends of Merlin Woods on facebook