Biodiversity Week


International Biodiversity Day is 22nd May each year. In 2022, Ireland’s Biodiversity Week takes place 13th to 22nd May.

Biodiversity Week events for Laois in 2022 include:

Swift Walk and Talk, Stradbally
Tuesday May 17th at 7pm

Join Ricky Whelan of BirdWatch Ireland for a talk on Swifts in Laois and plans to conserve these threatened urban birds In Stradbally and across Co Laois. A partnership event between Laois Heritage Office and BirdWatch Ireland supported by the Heritage Council. Email heritage@laoiscoco.ie for more, see www.laois.ie/heritage

Meeting place Market House, Main Street, Stradbally, Co Laois.

 

Wildlife in Buildings Talk
Wednesday May 18th at 8pm, online

A free webinar for Biodiversity Week with John Lusby of BirdWatch Ireland, focusing on the diverse range of wildlife which have taken up residence in our buildings and how we can appreciate and protect them. Hosted by the Heritage Offices of Laois, Tipperary, Clare and Donegal County Councils and the Biodiversity Office of Kerry County Council, in partnership with BirdWatch Ireland.
Register on Eventbrite link.
Nature is Good for you!
All week!
In celebration of Biodiversity Week a huge range of free resources are available from Laois Heritage Office, including books on Wildlife in Buildings and Gardening for Biodiversity, Nature worksheets for kids, a guide to birdsong for young people (see below) and information on nest boxes for birds and bats.

Details of all Biodiversity Week events nationwide are at the Biodiversity Week website.