Garden Biodiversity colouring book published


A new colouring book for children has been published, based on the “Gardening for Biodiversity” booklet by Juanita Brown also released by Laois Heritage Office this week. The book, featuring beautiful illustrations of garden wildlife by artist Barry Reynolds, will be fun for any youngsters  interested in finding out more about the wildlife in their own local patch, now that we are all spending more time close to home.

Fans of illustration will know Barry has previously worked on the Oscar-nominated animated movie “The Secret of Kells”, and Sony Pictures Animation’s “Arthur Christmas”. He also provided the beautiful illustrations for Juanita Browne’s “The Great big Book of Irish Wildlife”.

Wildlife Art Workshop in Mountmellick Library as part of Heritage Week. Photograph: Alf Harvey.

 

The full “Gardening for Biodiversity colouring book” is available to download below, or individual pages can be downloaded by clicking the thumbnails.

 

  Gardening for Biodiversity Colouring book

 

Colouring Pages (click thumbnail for larger image)

Childrens colouring sheet wildlife bird boxes

Bird boxes

Childrens colouring sheet produced by Laois Heritage Office showing wildlife blue tit

Blue tit

Childrens colouring sheet produced by Laois Heritage Office showing wildlife bumble bee

Bumble bee

Childrens colouring sheet produced by Laois Heritage Office showing wildlife Bat

Bat

Childrens colouring sheet produced by Laois Heritage Office showing wildlife Bird bath

Bird bath

Childrens colouring sheet produced by Laois Heritage Office showing wildlife Small tourtoiseshell butterfly life cycle

Butterfly life cycle

Childrens colouring sheet produced by Laois Heritage Office showing wildlife Butterfly

Butterfly

Childrens colouring sheet produced by Laois Heritage Office showing wildlife chaffinch

Chaffinch

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office feeding the birds

Feeding the birds

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Frog

Frog

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Hedgehog

Hedgehog

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Homes for bats

Homes for bats

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Mini beasts

Mini beasts

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Newt

Newt

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Rabbit

Rabbit

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Robin

Robin

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Garden for Wildlife

Garden for Wildlife

Wildlife colouring sheets by Laois Heritage Office Wildlife Pond

Wildlife pond

 

 

The Gardening for Biodiversity Book was produced with the assistance of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the funding scheme for the National Biodiversity Action Plan, with additional support from the Heritage Council.

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