Bird Ringing and Pond Dipping During Biodiversity Week!

27 May 2023 - 28 May 2023 Merrion Square Park and Father Collins' Park

It's Biodiversity Week where you can explore the wonders of nature and learn about the importance of biodiversity. Best of all, events are free and require no booking! Check out these two below:

Event 1: Bird Ringing in Merrion Square Park
Date: Saturday, 27th May
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Near the playground in Merrion Square Park, Dublin 2

Have you ever wondered how we monitor birds in Dublin City parks? This event will give you an opportunity to find out! Join the Irish Midlands Ringing Group for a fascinating session on bird ringing in Merrion Square Park.

Event 2: Pond Dipping & Wildlife Pond Building
Date: Sunday, 28th May
Time: Pond Dipping: 2pm - 3pm
How to Build a Wildlife Pond: 3pm - 4pm
Location: Father Collins' Park, Meeting point near the Waterfall

Join Rob Gandola from the Herpetological Society of Ireland for an enchanting session of pond dipping. Discover the fascinating creatures that inhabit the park's ponds. Learn about their importance in maintaining a balanced ecosystem and gain a deeper appreciation for your backyard's rich biodiversity.

Both events promise to be educational, engaging, and fun for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Come along and discover the wonders of the natural world right in the heart of Dublin!