Infectious disease pandemics like coronavirus (COVID-19) can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.
Sometimes certain ideas can take hold that are not necessarily the most effective evidence-based actions. If you are generous enough to help with Pollinators, we want to make sure that what you are doing is the right thing and is having as positive an impact as possible. Some common myths are addressed in the this document.
Spring Alive: please inform BirdWatch Ireland when you see spring migrants birds returning. The project is especially well-suited for children who are currently stuck at home, so please spread the word far and wide: they need as many records as possible . . . including yours!
The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) is launching a national Storytelling Competition ‘Stories from the Waterside’ / ‘Scéalta Ó Thaobh An Uisce’. The primary objective is to engage our local communities at this time of lockdown and is being promoted on the ground by the Community Water Officers.
This year we are inviting all young people to make a cookery video showing how to cook one of their favourite recipes!
For information on cocooning, please see:
Bumblebee Monitoring volunteer, Liz Gabbett, has collaborated with the National Biodiversity Database Centre ecologists to create an online resource for all who want to learn (or revise) how to recognize the six most common bumblebee species found in Ireland.