Celebrate Dublin’s nature and wildlife with free events this week #biodiversitydublin

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Dublin City Council is celebrating National Biodiversity Week with a series of free, family friendly events which offer a wonderful opportunity to explore Dublin’s natural heritage. Events include dawn and dusk choruses in city parks with Bird Watch Ireland and displays and walks on native lizards on North Bull Island on International Biodiversity Day, Thursday 22nd May.

Dublin City Council’s Parks Superintendent Leslie Moore says “This is a great opportunity to get out and about and enjoy the nature and wildlife that’s right here on our doorstep in Dublin city. Events like the dawn and dusk choruses will also help you recognise different bird songs and show you how to encourage birds into your own garden.”

National Biodiversity Week Events include:

  • Tuesday 20th May 7.30pm, Dusk Chorus, St. Anne’s Park (meet car park by James Larkin Road)
  • Thursday 22nd May 7.30pm, Dusk Chorus, St. Anne’s Park (meet Band Stand near Herbert Park Pond)
  • Thursday 22nd May, 10am to 4.30pm, International Day of Biodiversity, Bull Island –  observe live native lizards and amphibians in a display by the Herpetological Society of Ireland , join them in the dunes at 12 noon and 3 pm to  try and find them ,  touch and feel real sea creatures at our touch pool exhibitions. Get advice from marine Biologist Sarah Varian, arts and crafts all day. 
  • Saturday 24th May, 4.30am, Dawn Chorus, Liffey Valley Park (meet St. Mary’s Ave off Sarsfield Rd)

For further information contact:

 
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