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Jason Coulter, Community Foundation Ireland, with members of Kenmare Tidy Towns and Tralee Tidy Towns at the ‘Action for Biodiversity’ conference at the Athlone Springs Hotel on Saturday September 16th.

Liam Lysaght, CEO National Biodiversity Data Centre; Catherine Nunes, Community Foundation Ireland; Juanita Browne, Biodiversity Consultant; and Tina Roche, Community Foundation Ireland, at the ‘Action for Biodiversity’ conference in Athlone on September 16th.

Castlecomer Tidy Towns Bioblitz event

Castlecomer Tidy Towns Bioblitz event

Castlecomer Tidy Towns Bioblitz event

Seán O’Farrell pictured with Inagh Tidy Towns members at Cloonmackan Lough, Co Clare

Assessing biodiversity value of Grassland at Coote's Field, Barefield, Co Clare

Community Foundation for Ireland training day for Ecologists

Claregalway Tidy Towns volunteers

Kenmare Peninsula Meadow

Amicitia Community Garden, Athenry, Co Galway

Carlow Town Development Forum celebrates launch of Carlow Town’s Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2025

Pictured at the launch of the Portlaoise Biodiversity Action Plan on April 27th 2023: Vincent Booth, secretary Portlaoise Tidy Towns; Gerry Browne, chairman Portlaoise Tidy Towns; Cllr Thomasina Connell, Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council; Brian Gaynor, Green Pine Consultants and Dr Fiona MacGowan. © Leinster Express

Portlaoise Tidy Towns members at the launch of the Portlaoise Biodiversity Action Plan. Photos © Alf Harvey

Plant surveying at Ogonnelloe, Co. Clare

Amicitia Community Garden, Athenry, Co Galway

Community clean-up of St John's River, Waterford City. © www.catchments.ie

Mural at Teach Laighne Tubbercurry Co Sligo © Woodrow Sustainable Solutions Ltd

Mural Gurteen Co Sligo © Woodrow Sustainable Solutions Ltd

The Ballymun Biodiversity Action Plan was launched by the Lord Mayor
of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, in November 2022. Guest speakers included
Dr Mary Tubridy, the ecologist who conducted the survey work for the
Ballymun Biodiversity Action Plan, Dr Áine O Connor, National Parks and
Wildlife Service, Dr Rob Gandola, the Herpetological Society of Ireland and
Dr Darach Lupton, Office of Public Works and curator of the Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

Muriel Farrell, from Ballymun Biodiversity Action Group,
presenting a Gardening for Biodiversity course in July 2023,
an action of the Ballymun Biodiversity Action Plan.

The Ballymun Biodiversity Booklet was distributed
to all homes in Ballymun/Santry in July 2023.
Additional booklets were sent to the local library and community organisations.
They will also be distributed at various community events.

Biodiversity Workshops at Cooraclare, Co Clare:
Dr Fran Giaquinto led a workshop demonstrating
how to carry out a quadrat study.  She helped the group
to identify the species growing in the grassland and on the stone wall.
Finally, she led them in the practical job of weeding the grasses growing
in the stone wall to allow the ferns room to thrive.