Go birdwatching! Corvids, or crows, are an excellent place to start as they’re large and easy to spot. You’ve probably even got some in your garden.
Let’s go camping – at home! You can do this in a tent on the lawn, under the stars, or sleeping out on the patio. You can even camp inside if the weather is too wet and wild. Build your own hut out of sheets and chairs.
Play Tree Bingo! Download the board and see how quickly you can get a row. You have to see a tree on your daily walk to score it. Can you get them all?
Learn how you can practise Leave No Trace principle of Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife.
A follow up from previous experiments on water temperature and water saltiness, this activity explains the global ocean circulation that all our lives depend on
A short post on a 22 degree sun halo seen in the skies over Galway one sunny May day
Identify the ladybirds in your garden or on your daily walk and submit your records to the National Biodiversity Data Centre for the LadyBird Atlas 2025 project
Take a virtual walk on the seashore with Mairead and learn all about the animals she meets on the rocks.
Check out the Nature Diary for the middle of May and find out all the things to see, hear and smell over the next fortnight.
Part 2 of Brendan Smith’s guide to growing your own food. Strawberries and Spinach in this part.