National Biodiversity Week, May 17-25

Media,22594,en This week (May 17-25) is National Biodiversity Week. There are events happening around Ireland to try encourage us all to get out celebrate the great outdoors.

“National Biodiversity Week provides us with lots of great opportunities to get up close and personal to nature. Explore and enjoy our unique landscapes, from beaches and bogs, to rivers and urban canals, to forests and mountainsides. It’s amazing what you can discover, even in a familiar place!”
Wexford is spoiled for choice when it comes to biodiversity-rich areas of great scenic beauty whether that be a stroll on the beach, a riverside walk or maybe a trek up the Blackstairs Mountains.
Maybe try this: Jamestown Nature Reserve, Oylegate, “a working farm and nature reserve in Wexford that fosters and explores the wonder of natural diversity”. See more at
It’s worth mentioning that Wexford Tidy Towns has a big biodiversity push on this year with its “Bee Friendly” project. The aim is to get us all to plant bee-friendly plants in our gardens. Any garden centre can you advise you or you can find an easy-to-follow guide at Be sure to pledge your support to the “Let’s Bee Friendly” campaign on the Tidy Towns website! And if the kids are slow to get the message tell them that if there were no bees there would be no chocolate!
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