Make a seed bomb and throw it onto areas of bare soil to provide a little pop of colour and biodiversity. A delightfully messy activity for all the family!
Just a couple of nice websites with puzzle and colouring things to do on a rainy day. Some animal drawing tutorials too.
Plant a sunflower. Tall and fast growing, sunflowers look gorgeous and can even be grown in pots. Here’s some guidance on how to go about it.
This activity explains how the moon affects the size of the tides, and all you need is 3 balls of different sizes (the moon, the earth and the sun!), paper, scissors, colours, and a mini-figure!
Join in NUI Galway’s annual science video competition Reel Life Science. Open to anyone in primary or secondary school, all you have to do is make a fun video on a science topic of your choice
Butterfly hunt is on. With resources from Wicklow Mountains National Park, the National Biodiversity Data Centre, and Butterfly Conservation, this post has everything you need to identify the butterflies and caterpillars in your garden
Birdsongs for Great tits, blue tits, chaffinches, and blackbirds. Learn to tell them apart.
Animal cams from around the World! Go on safari on the South Africa / Botswana border, see bears in Transylvania, or catch racoons in a South Carolina back yard. Or follow the links to the webcams in Dublin Zoo or San Diego Zoo, or watch pandas in a reserve in China
A great initiative from the National Biodiversity Data Centre to get everyone in Ireland to record some easy to identify key species from their gardens and yards. Download their identification guide and upload your records!
What to look out for April 21st to May 6th. Nature diary features spring gentians, goldfinches feeding on dandelion seeds, coconut-scented gorse and early butterflies.