Visit the BioBlitz Event in the Red Stables in St. Anne’s Park and the North Bull Island Interpretative Centre on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June
A BioBlitz will take place on this Friday and Saturday, 7th and 8th June in St. Anne’s Park and the North Bull Island Biosphere (Interpretative Centre). BioBlitz aims to get us all outdoors to explore nature and discover the flora and fauna in our locality.
This is a challenge to Dubliners to identify and record as many species of flora and fauna as possible over a 24 hour period on both days. In order to help with recording and identification there will be guided walks, talks and activities. These will be organised by scientists from University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin and various experts from organisations such as the Irish Wildlife Trust, BirdWatch Ireland, Bat Conservation Ireland and the Irish Seal Sanctuary. During the event Dublin City Council will send records to the National Biodiversity Data Centre and a live online tally will be kept of the types of species found including plants, mammals, birds, insects and others.
There will be free activities, talks, displays and exhibitions each day for the public to illustrate the habitats and biodiversity at the two locations and to highlight the importance of flora and fauna in providing us with recreational activities.
St. Anne’s Farmers Market and the Red Stable Café will be open during the event. Picnics are welcome in the area provided. Car parking is available at St. Anne’s Park. The Lord Mayor will be visiting the BioBlitz in the Red Stables at 9.30 am on Saturday 8th June 2013.