Free events for Biodiversity Week

A detailed list of interesting events has been put together by Wicklow County Council’s new Biodiversity Officer, Dr Laura Kehoe, to celebrate Biodiversity Week which runs from Friday, 19th to Sunday, 28th May.

The line-up includes a morning of Sustainable Gardening at Ballyraine Campus, Arklow;  a field session on marine ecology in Wicklow harbour;  hedge bothering at Kindlestown woods;  a nourishing forest school for kids in Blessington;  learning about what we are doing for the elusive Barn Owl in Baltinglass, and chats about a world on fire with activists and forest gardeners at Glencree.

Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Tommy Annesley, stated: “We are thrilled to host such a diversity of events to celebrate Biodiversity Week. We are committed to protecting and enhancing our environment, we look forward to welcoming community members on this journey.”

Chief Executive, Emer O’Gorman, added: “We are looking forward to holding these events that will allow us to connect with the diversity of life in Wicklow. Just as the days are getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to learn more about the biodiversity around us”.

The majority of events are free-of-charge, check out the details and booking information for what is happening near you at or at news.

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