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Batty Events in Inishowen during Biodiversity Week 08.05.24

NATIONAL Biodiversity Week is from 17th to 26th May 2024 and will be celebrated across Ireland with the collective aim of connecting people with nature. Lots of walks and talks are happening to give you a chance to experience nature and learn more about biodiversity in your neck of the woods.

Donegal County Council are hosting a number of Biodiversity Week events, from an early shout on Saturday 18th May at 4:30 am to hear the dawn chorus in Ramelton, to a wonderful woodland walk through Drumboe Woods in Stranorlar at 11am. Or why not discover the nighttime wildlife at one of the bat walks in Inishowen on offer from Bat Conservation Ireland or explore more at the woodland exhibition in Glenveagh National Park. For budding nature recorders there are citizen science programmes to Explore Your Shore at Fanad Lighthouse or at Tory too.

Julie Corry, Donegal County Council Biodiversity Officer is urging people to get out and enjoy all that Donegal biodiversity has to offer, “Donegal County Council is buzzing for Biodiversity Week and we are happy to support more walks, talks and events in the County this year that allow people the chance to experience and enjoy biodiversity all around them”.
For details of events visit www.donegalcoco.ie . Photo credit: Karen Healy.
Batty Events in Inishowen

• Bat Safari at Swan Park
May 18 at 8pm - 10pm

Join Bat Conservation Ireland for a batty evening of family friendly fun at Swan Park, Buncrana. Learn all about the bats that call the park home, why we need bats for better biodiversity, make some batty crafts and go on a moonlit bat walk around the park with special bat detecting equipment.

• Discover the Night at Inch Island Wildfowl Reserve
May 23 at 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm

Join Bat Conservation Ireland for a moonlit guided walk around the stunning Inch Wildfowl Reserve with special bat detecting equipment. Find out how bats use the landscape and why they are important for biodiversity and get those steps in on a 1.5 hour walk around the lake.

Booking is essential: email karenh@batconservationireland.org
When you book: you will receive a booking confirmation with event location and other details.
Any participant requirements:
- Free events
- Suitable for children aged 7+
- All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times
- Participants are advised to wear a warm waterproof coat and strong footwear
- Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated
- In event of bad weather, the event will be rescheduled and participants will be informed by email of new arrangements
- Accessibility and other special requirements: The event is wheelchair accessible.

For more info on the Batty Events visit www.batconservationireland.org

Full details of all events are available at www.donegalcoco.ie
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