National Biodiversity Week 2022

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We are delighted to announce the launch of National Biodiversity Week this Friday 13th May. This 10 day celebration of Ireland’s nature and eco-systems will see over 100 events taking place all across the country, both online and off.

From whale watching and bat walks, to community action workshops and family friendly events there is something for everyone.

As well as daily events, you can take part in the Backyard Bioblitz online where we will have experts on hand to identify your finds. Get the whole family involved in the search for little critters, with our Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt sheets! Print at home or request postage by Sunday 15th.

This is also our 10th annual Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition! We are thrilled to announce a special category and extra prize this year for Ocean Photography too! Open to all amateur photographers, deadline for submission is May 31st.

See all details on our website




May 13th – 22nd

For a full calendar of events see here: www.biodiversityweek.ie/events-calendar/

Use the tags and categories to explore by interest or county.


Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt

Look for animals and plants with the Wildlife Activity Sheet. Use the Sensory Activity Sheet to use your other senses to explore.

Download and print your Scavenger Hunt sheets at home, or request postage by Sunday May 15th.

Download here


Backyard Bioblitz

May 20th – 22nd

Wondering what that plant is? Who that insect is visiting your flowers? Maybe you’ve seen an unknown bird at your feeder, or strange creatures at your local waterway or park. Explore your local area to discover fabulous flora and fauna! Our ecologists and wildlife experts will identify it for you!


Biodiversity Photographer of the Year Competition

Submission deadline May 31st

Nothing captures Ireland’s beautiful natural environment better than a photograph, so as part of Ireland’s Biodiversity Week 2022 we are hosting our 10th Annual Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition.

To celebrate life in our ocean we are delighted to announce an additional prize in this years Biodiversity Photographer of the Year competition! The Ocean Photography category has been kindly sponsored by the Fair Seas Campaign, with a prize of €250 up for grabs!

Explore nature on land or sea and enter the competition to be named the Biodiversity Photographer of the Year for 2022!

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