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Garden Walk: Biodiversity Week 2013

biodiversity week 2013

  • When: Sunday, 19th May 2013 @ 1pm
  • Meet: O’Connors Pub, Ballyboughal
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • What’s The Deal: It’s part of National Biodiversity Week 2013
  • Booking: just turnup

More Info On the Walk ?

I’ll be leading a group of shiny happy people cross country through some of Dublins untouched and best kept natural secrets and Ballyboughal’s hedgerows. It really is a different planet off the beaten track and it’s a walk that I do fairly irregularly. It’s also pretty much the finest way to enjoy the great outdoors that sit right on your and my doorstep. Got a degree in horticulture or simply like the fresh air, it kind of doesn’t matter where we’re going. 😉

What is Biodiversity ?

As noted way back in 2010

biodiversity n the existance of a wide variety of plant and animal species in their natural environments

source: collins english dictionary [paperback edition]

Wikipedia goes a little more indept. I like the second sentence.

Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. Biodiversity is one measure of the health of ecosystems.

What Is National Biodiversity Week 2013 ?

Biodiversity Ireland say it is:

a celebration of biodiversity which aims to increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity and promote action to tackle the loss of many of our species and habitats.

They continue:

…events are planned nationwide. Biodiversity Week provides us with a great opportunity to learn more about our native plant and animal species and also to find out how we as individuals and as communities can help to ensure the survival of our wildlife for future generations. It’s also a great way to enjoy ourselves in pleasant surroundings.

Further notes:

peter-donegan-hedgerow walk

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