World Wetlands Day

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Biological diversity, or biodiversity, is the variety of all life on Earth. Wetlands are extremely rich in biodiversity and many of the species that live there cannot live anywhere else.  An estimated 40% of the world’s plant and animal species live or breed in wetlands. Dublin Bay has internationally important wetlands, including Ramsar sites at North Bull Island, Sandymount Strand and Baldoyle Bay.

Join Dublin City Council on Sunday, 2nd February 2020 to discover the life that thrives in wetlands. Everyone is welcome and all events are free.

Birdwatch and Beach Comb – North Bull Island

10:30 am – 1 pm   Join us for a birdwatch with Birdwatch Ireland to observe the birds that use the   Bull Island Wetlands. Meet at the Crows Nest Sea Scouts Den on Bull Island.

12 pm - 2 pm   Encounter the treasures found on the shore with Explore Your Shore.

  Meet at the North Bull Island Interpretative Centre.

Pond Dipping – Father Collins Park

12:30 pm – 3 pm   Discover the biodiversity in ponds with Rob Gandola of the Herpetological Society.

  Meet near the stage in Father Collins Park.

Coastal Wetlands Walk - Booterstown to Sandymount

2:30 pm – 4 pm   Explore the lagoon, dune spit, mudflats and seagrass bed with Coastwatch Ireland.

  Meet at Booterstown DART station and bring some wellies.