Nature Diary! What to look for in the latter half of May. Common blue butterflies, bird’s-foot-trefoil and cygnets are on the list…
Leave No Trace Trainer Trainer Mairead takes us on a vitrtual journey as she explores the seashore and teaches some interesting facts about the seaweed and algae that you will find!
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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