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Join DLR in celebrating our Biodiversity and enjoy learning more through our events for 2019
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Biodiversity Week May 2019

Otter & the River Ecosystem - Bride’s Glen River

18th May 2019 at 12.30pm

Meet in the car park of the Kiltiernan cemetery on the Ballycorus Road

Let's take a walk along the banks of the Bride's Glen River (also known as the Loughlinstown River South) with Freshwater Ecologist Ross Macklin to learn about the life of the otter, a secretive, charismatic mammal found in this urban river. Our walk will include searching for field signs of this secretive mammal moving along the river, the otter diet and habitat.

Email DLR Biodiversity Officer at:  annemurray@dlrcoco.ie to book a place. Places will be limited due to the nature of the walk.

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Double Biodiversity Bill

Short Animation Preview - The Benefits of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

May 20th at 7pm Kingston Suite, Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

What is Biodiversity and what are the benefits it gives to us, including helping us fight climate change.

Let one of DLR’s important bird species, the Kingfisher, take us on a journey to show us how biodiversity helps to clean our water, clean our air, provides us with shelter, with food and helps to protect us from climate change.

Our Cathairleach will open the event and will present this short animation. Followed by DLR's Biodiversity Officer who will give a short talk about how biodiversity is providing the ecosystem services we need for our survival and for the survival of the planet. With extreme weather events, storms, flooding, drought and sea level rise, the benefits that biodiversity provide against climate change are becoming more important and the need to protect our biodiversity is also becoming more important. 

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DLR Wildlife Corridors – connecting biodiversity across DLR

A wildlife corridor is a link of wildlife habitat, generally native vegetation, which joins two or more larger areas of similar wildlife habitat. This talk will show where our wildlife corridors are, in the county and how they give benefits such as helping us fight climate change and how important our wildlife corridor connections are.

Email DLR Biodiversity Officer at:  annemurray@dlrcoco.ie to book a place.

See Animation in the Video section of this page.

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Become a Local Leader for Bumble Bee Monitoring

21st May 2019 at 11am – 4pm Cabinteely House

Meet at Cabinteely House, Main Entrance

Calling all …. teachers, trainers, educators, residential groups, Tidy Towns and volunteers. This will be a training workshop 2019 to get local 'leaders' to bring groups on bumble bee transect monitoring. Monitoring bumblebee populations is an important means of measuring change in the environment as well as the state of habitats for biodiversity.  Tomás Murray of the National Biodiversity Data Centre will introduce the biology and species of Irish bumblebees, and provide training on how to lead a group to monitor these important pollinators according to international standards. 

Email DLR Biodiversity Officer at:  annemurray@dlrcoco.ie to book a place.

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Rockpooling in Sandycove Beach

Sunday, June 16th from 12.30 to 2pm

Join us for a fun afternoon exploring the rockpools for all the creatures that live between the beach and the sea! Using nets, charts and buckets we will be looking at starfish, crabs, prawns and much more! Suitable for all the family!

Email Clare (aka Turtle) at education@owls.ie to book a place or for more information.

Butterflies, bees and climate change! In Cabinteely Park

July 21st from 12.30 to 2pm

Learn how climate change is affecting some of the smallest but most important group of creatures! Then look for different types of bees and butterflies in the park and try making something to give pollinators some help in your garden! Let’s see how biodiversity is helping us against climate change. Suitable for all the family!

Email Clare (aka Turtle) at education@owls.ie to book a place or for more information.

Dalkey Island Tern Watch with Birdwatch Ireland

Throughout July 2019

Each Tuesday Evening 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th July 6.30pm – 8pm

Tern-watching takes place from Coliemore Harbour Viewing area. This will be with assistance from the volunteer members of the South Dublin Branch of BirdWatch Ireland.

Foraging Walk in Shanganagh Park

Sunday, September 8th from 12.30 to 2pm

Join us for a stroll around the park as we go in search for wild foods. A fun event looking for tasty foods to try like blackberries, sweet chestnuts, elder berries and rosehips. We will bring along a few  of the OWLS favourite recipes for you to try out!

Suitable for all the family!

Email Clare (aka Turtle) at education@owls.ie to book a place or for more information.

Animal Tracking in Fitzsimons Woods

Sunday, November 10th from 12.30 to 2pm

This will be a fun afternoon searching for signs of animals living in the woods. Put on your detective hat as we look for footprints, feathers, trails or even poo! Can we discover any clues left behind from deer, foxes, rabbits or any other creatures??

This event is suitable for all the family.

Email Clare (aka Turtle) at education@owls.ie to book a place or for more information

Bird Watching in Kilbogget Park         

Sunday, December 15th from 12.30 to 2pm

Join us for some winter bird watching as we take a stroll around the park. We will be armed with binoculars and bird identification sheets to help us figure out what birds are living around the park.

Find three birds in a row on your sheet to get a “Bingo”!

This event is most suitable for ages 5 and up (but younger siblings are welcome to join us!).

Email Clare (aka Turtle) at education@owls.ie to book a place or for more information.

 

See Event Brochure in Related Documents above. More events may be added so please keep checking this webpage for updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

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