Roscommon Environmental Network (REN) series of online talks on Biodiversity

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 19 November 2020
in group PPN Community
Event date 30 Nov 20:00 - 21:00
Event location Online

Roscommon Environmental Network (REN) is going to be hosting a series of online talks around the general area of Biodiversity and would like to invite you to join us for them.  

The first of these talks is on Monday 30th November at 8pm and if you want to be there on the night you need to register here: 

Our guest speaker for this event is Michael Bell of   He will be talking about wildlife that may be hidden away in corners of your garden, and how to care for it and encourage more wildlife to move in. Green fingers are not required, just a willingness to share your surroundings with nature.  Michael brings to children and adults alike the wonder of nature and endeavours to foster an awareness and appreciation of our natural world. Michael Bell is based in Ballymote, Co. Sligo and is an experienced wildlife educator and Specialist with the Heritage in Schools Scheme. He has visited nearly 200 Schools throughout the Northwest of Ireland. Michael has also designed and produced three nature booklets, "Minibeasts", "Irish Birdlife" and "Biodiversity".  Michael has also designed over 45 wildlife information panels for Tidy Towns and other groups.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your members and friends. Especially those that would not normally hear about events such as these. 

Future topics include:

o    Hedgerows - Natures Green Arteries with Anja Murray. Ecologist and Broadcaster with RTE's EcoEye and Lyric FM. 8pm Monday 18th January

o    Protecting Our Biodiversity - What are Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas - Details to be announced.

o    Learning to Love our Lakes and Rivers - Full Day Workshop Saturday 30th January -  Details to be announced.

o    Stop Treating Soil Like Dirt - A series of talks about this very important, much-ignored, wonderful but fast depleting resource - its biodiversity and what needs to be done to protect it - Details to be announced.

o    Sustainable Forestry

o    Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Protected Areas