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Biodiversity - Things to Do

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Gardening for Biodiversity Book and Colouring Book 

These months are likely to be very different and difficult for most of us. But some things continue the same as ever, one is our Biodiversity – the birds are singing and gathering food, our plants and trees change with the seasons and we watch them with awe.

Gardening for Biodiversity and Wildlife Books 

There are many ways you can help biodiversity in your own garden - no matter how big or small the space - and no matter where you live. There are lots of ways in which you might want to open your garden up to nature - even in very small ways - perhaps by hanging up a bird box; or in larger ways, such as making a wildlife pond. 

The Gardening for Biodiversity book along with a Biodiversity in your Garden Colouring Book for children are provided in the documents on the top righthand panel (Related Documents).  

The books were produced by our heritage friends in Laois County Council and supported by the Local Authority Heritage Officers Network, Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, N.P.W.S and the Heritage Council.

See if you can name that bird!!

Go to our Birdwatching webpage to look at our bird video and all our bird information

Make a mammal tunnel for your Garden

If you have a garden then this might be a good way to learn about mammals who visit your garden. Most species of our mammals are nocturnal (come out at night) or crepuscular (active at dusk and dawn) and many visitors, especially the smaller ones, will go unseen. However, they will often leave signs that they have been present marks in the ground, prints or hairs. Mammal prints are given on the Mammal Print sheet in the top righthand panel under Related Documents.

Here is a video to help you to make a mammal tunnel to find out what creatures wonder around your garden at night that you do not see. But get an adult to help you. If you don't have cat or dog food put a small piece of cooked carrot in the tunnel. 

Learn all about our hedgehogs and how to join the hedgehog survey on our Hedgehog webpage. Also get our free hedgehog sticker for your garden strimmer or lawn mower by contacting our Biodiversity Officer at annemurray@dlrcoco.ie.

 


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