dlr Events for National Biodiversity Week 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
dlr County
Intro Text 

"We will be celebrating National Biodiversity Week 2022 which will take place from Sat 14th May to Sun 22nd May. In simple terms 'biodiversity' includes all the variety of life on Earth. It is the diversity of nature, of our habitats, plants, and animals (including us) and their interconnections with each other. We are a part of nature and everything in nature is connected.
Biodiversity Week is a wonderful time for people to get out and to learn more about nature in dlr and across Ireland. It is also a good time to learn about how we can help biodiversity especially in the face of biodiversity loss and climate change. We have organised some biodiversity events for the public which we hope you will enjoy."
- dlr’s Biodiversity Officer

dlr Biodiversity - Bat Walk Cabinteely Park at Dusk
Tues May 17th at 20:45

Join us with bat specialists from the Dublin Bat Conservation Group. Come along to the bat walk in Cabinteely Park to learn about bat species of Ireland and the bats that occur in our park. The bat specialists will give you a tour of the park and places where bats are likely to be foraging when they come out after dusk (sunset). If anyone has a bat detector bring it with you. We have found Whiskered bat previously in the park. Let’s see what we find this year!
Meet at the front door of Cabinteely House. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Places are limited. To attend the event book your place on Eventbrite here.

dlr Biodiversity Online Talk – The Value of our Hedgerows
Thurs May 19th at 19:00

Join our dlr Biodiversity Officer for a talk online about our hedgerows in the county and the value of these hedgerows. Discover how important our hedgerows are in helping us provide space for biodiversity, in helping with flood alleviation, cleaning the air and water and in many other ways. Learn about our hedgerow surveys of the county and also about our hedgerow toolkit for teachers.

To attend the event book your place on Eventbrite here

dlr Biodiversity – Fernhill Nature Walk
Sat May 21st at 11:00

Join us for a dlr for a nature walk in Fernhill Park and Gardens and learn about the variety of plants and animals that live in this wonderful park. The meadows will be in full growth after the winter grazing and we might see some interesting insects and pollinators there. There are many other important places in Fernhill for flora and fauna -  you might spot a red squirrel or a great spotted wood pecker!
Meet in the Car Park at Fernhill. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Places are limited. To attend the event book your place on Eventbrite here.

dlr Volunteers Climate Change and Biodiversity Online Event
Supporting and Protecting our Biodiversity
Wed 18th May at 19:00

Join the DLR Volunteers to hear about how we can support and protect our biodiversity. In this second talk in the dlr Volunteer Centre Climate Action Challenge, we are delighted to be joined by Justin Ivory, who will share ways in which we can support and protect biodiversity in our own space and broader communities.
To attend the event please register on the following link on Zoom here.

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

World Bee Day 2022

May 20th is World Bee Day!

For World Bee Day 2022, the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan will be releasing three short videos about ‘the Basics of Bees’. 

1. What are pollinators? Why are they in trouble?

An introduction to the 100 different types of bee in Ireland, and why they are in trouble.

2. Top Ten Ways to Help Pollinators

An overview of the top ten things you can do to help pollinators, recommended by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

3. Recording Our Pollinators

This final video will talk about how you can help us understand more about pollinators by keeping an eye on your patch.

Check out the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan website here for information.  Links will be added here when the talks are available.