This year, National Biodiversity Week will be celebrated from 15th to 23rd May May.
Join in one of our activities to explore the outdoors and learn about our fantastic biodiversity.
Nature has been a lifeline for us during the lockdowns. Now let’s show our appreciation for nature.
This National Biodiversity Week we the Irish Wildlife Trust are asking everyone to seek out a wild space near you and tell us (and the world); Why this space is important for nature and Why nature is important for you.
Just like us, nature needs a safe and unpolluted habitat to live in. This Biodiversity Week let’s take a break from the screens and spend some time in nature and appreciate all it does for us. You could travel to your local nature reserve, beach, river or canal walk (see a list of nature reserves below). When you’re there please take a moment to share your love of nature with us. We want to share messages from all over Ireland throughout the week. Let’s show that we stand with nature.
Here’s what to do
1. Anytime this week (15th to 23rd May) take some time to find your favourite wild space.
2. Make short video (30 sec) or take a selfie of yourself there.
In the video, or in a few lines of text, tell us;
Why this space is important for nature and Why nature is important for you.
3. Post your video (or photo & text) to social media using this hashtag #IStandWithNature and tag us in your post. (you can simply use the text tool and the # symbol to type out the hashtag. Remember: Do not add spaces or punctuation in a hashtag, or it will not work properly!)
4. We will use a selection of videos & photos to make a montage video. If you would like your video to be consider email the video (or photo & text) to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for your video
Your face and voice should be clear and easy to understand
The video must answer the question, “Why this space is important for nature and Why nature is important for you. ”
Video titles must include the hashtag #IStandwithNature
Here are some maps with nature reserves in Ireland:
Nature Reserves: https://www.npws.ie/nature-reserves
Protected Sites: https://www.npws.ie/protected-sites
#IWTQuiz on Instagram:
During the week follow us on our Instagram account (@irishwildlifetrust) for quizzes to learn more about our Biodiversity.
#Bee the Change
This International Bee Day we want to take a snapshot of the bees of Ireland and the actions people are taking to help them. We have set a challenge to visually document the bees in our parks and gardens across Ireland on this one day and we need your help.
Let’s see if we can get a bee snap from every corner of Ireland!
Donegal Volunteer Centre BeeTalk
This talk will focus on what groups / volunteers can do within our communities and gardens to help our Bees thrive.
When: Thu, 20 May 2021 – 14:00 – 15:00 BST
This is a free and online event. Register here.