Events

May
20
Mon
2024
IWT People for Bees at Knocksink Woods
May 20 @ 3:00 pm
IWT People for Bees at Knocksink Woods

On World Bee Day, join the Irish Wildlife Trust and NPWS to discover the bumblebees and other bugs that make their home in Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve. The walk will explore the pollinating insects and flowering plants found in the Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve and surrounding area. You will learn about wild irish bee and wildflower identification as well as woodland ecology.

 

Date: 20.05.2024

Time: 15:00

Meeting point: Confirmed on booking

Price: Free

Booking info: All ages welcome, booking is essential, email knocksinkwood@npws.gov.ie.  Dogs (excepting guide dogs) are not permitted.

Contact: knocksinkwood@npws.gov.ie

May
22
Wed
2024
IWT Waterford Branch: Bat walk for Biodiversity week
May 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
IWT Waterford Branch: Bat walk for Biodiversity week

IWT Waterford Branch: Bat walk for Biodiversity week

Location: Waterford Greenway.

Meeting point: Confirmed upon booking

Time & Date: May 22nd @ 20.30
Booking info: Booking is essential. To request a place please email waterfordbranch@iwt.ie to let us know and confirm the number of places required to book.
For any queries, please contact IWT Waterford Branch directly. 
May
25
Sat
2024
IWT People for Bees at the Bots
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
IWT People for Bees at the Bots

Join the Irish Wildlife Trust for an educational event where you will discover the world of Ireland’s wild bees. You will learn how to identify and submit sightings of commonly encountered Irish bees as well as how you can help by creating bee friendly habitat. This event will consist of a short talk followed by a walk around the garden when we hopefully spot lots of bees and practice our identification skills. 

This free event is part of National Biodiversity Week and is being run in collaboration between the Irish Wildlife Trust and the National Botanic Gardens.

 

Date: Sat 25th May

Time: 11:00 to 13:00. 

Meeting point: Visitors Centre, The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 

Price: Free of charge

Booking info: Link

 Contact: botanicscentre@opw.ie

May
26
Sun
2024
Curraghchase Forest Park Biodiversity Recording Event
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Curraghchase Forest Park Biodiversity Recording Event

The Limerick Branch of IWT (IWTLB) are hosting two events in Curraghchase Forest Park on Sunday 26th May 2024 from 11.30-13.00 in association with Kilcornan Tidy Towns. Dragonflies and Butterflies at the Lake; Woodland Plants in the Woods.

 

Date: 26.05.2024

Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Meeting point: Confirmed after booking

Price: Free

Booking info: To book on please email requesting a place on either “Dragonflies” or “Woodland Plants” to limerickevents@iwt.ie

Event Contact: limerickbranch@iwt.ie

Intro to Biodiversity Recording – IWT Monaghan Branch
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intro to Biodiversity Recording - IWT Monaghan Branch

Date: 26th May

Time: 14:00 to 16:00

 

Description: Calling all nature enthusiasts and citizen scientists!

 

Are you interested in learning more about recording biodiversity and uploading records to the National Biodiversity Data Centre? Recording local species is vitally important for the management and conservation of wildlife and the more active citizen scientists we have, the more we can learn about our biodiversity.

 

This event will be an introduction to biological recording and will look at using the NBDC website and app to upload records. Kieran Flood will be our speaker, and the presentation / Q&A will be followed by a practical session – a walk through lovely Muckno Park where participants can put their recording skills to the test.

 

Monaghan is currently 28th in the County League of records, let’s see if we can make it to the top ten!

 

Meeting point: Confirmed upon booking

Booking info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/896140589627?aff=oddtdtcreator

Contact: monaghanbranch@iwt.ie

Price: Free

Jun
23
Sun
2024
Wildflower Walk on Bull Island | IWT Dublin Branch
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wildflower Walk on Bull Island | IWT Dublin Branch

Time & Date: 10am , 23rd June 2024

Location: Meet at the Interpretive Centre, next to the Causeway

Come along with Niall Mac Coitir of IWT Dublin Branch, to see some of the amazing variety of wildflowers on Bull Island at this time of year, including several species of orchid! The display rivals anything that can be seen in the Burren.

Meet at the Interpretative Centre, next to the Causeway at 10am. The event will last about two hours.

Wear sensible shoes and, this being Ireland, sunscreen AND rain gear.

Please be advised the terrain we’ll be covering is slightly rough so would not be suitable for buggies – and wear ‘sensible’ shoes!

Jul
6
Sat
2024
Bumblebee and Solitary Bee Outing | IWT Limerick Branch
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bumblebees & Solitary Bees with Liz Gabbett in Castleconnell.
After a successful inaugural outing last Sunday June 30th, IWT Limerick branch will run another bumblebee and solitary bee outing!
Date: Saturday 6th July 2024
Time: 11.00-13.00
Meet: Castle Oaks Hotel lower carpark (by the river) at 11.00
Booking is essential. Please book in with IWT Limerick Branch by Friday 5th July.
Contact to book:  limerickbranch@iwt.ie

If you’ve never done an outing like this, we recommend taking a look at Liz’s introductory course to learn about Irish bumblebees!

https://biodiversityireland.ie/identifying-irish-bumblebees/lesson.html

Jul
7
Sun
2024
Guided Tour of St. Stephen’s Green | IWT Dublin Branch July Outing
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Guided Tour of St. Stephen's Green | IWT Dublin Branch July Outing

St Stephen’s Green Park is a historical park and garden, located in the centre of Dublin city. Cared for by the Office of Public Works, the park is an important public resource in the area, and provides an oasis of green calm in the middle of a bustling city. Many species of birds and plants also call the park their home.

We’re getting a marvelous guided tour of the park on Sunday, July 7th , and led by a Green gardener, expert on all the biodiversity of the Green. Meet at the Fusiliers’ Arch (top of Grafton Street) at 11 am for an insight to a part of Dublin you may not recognise.

 

Time:  11am

Date: July 7th 2024

Meeting Point: Fusilier’s Arch (top of Grafton Street)

If you have questions about the event, please contact: DublinBranch@iwt.ie