Exploring Nature in Marley Grange

There are a number of bio-diversity events in Marley Grange and other local parks in September/October organized by DLR Co Co. Please see the link below for all the details.

Many events require pre-booking so please contact the event leader where stated. For enquiries please call Dean Eaton (Asst. Environmental Awareness Officer) 01 204 7900 or email deaton@dlrcoco.ie. Individuals and families are welcome. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities and the weather on the day. Events have been organised by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in association with a variety of charities, clubs and individuals whose primary interest is natural history and nature conservation. All events will be led by experienced naturalists from these organisations.

September Saturday 12th Who Dares Wins 10am–12pm. Marlay Park. Meet in the main car park. Are you up for a challenge? This event is only for the bravest. Dare you eat the weird and yucky things found growing or crawling on the woodland floor? Suitable for children aged 6 and up. Leader: Andrew (Mouse) Fleming, OWLS. Booking required: Contact Andrew on 087 3299936.

September Saturday 19th Biomimicry – What we can learn from nature? 12 noon–2pm. Marlay Park. Meet in the courtyard. Join us for a walk through Marlay Park and discover the genius of the natural world. Learn about the innovative topic of Biomimicry and how we can look to nature for ideas for new sustainable designs and technologies. Leader: Sophie Nicol, Earthwise Education. Booking required: 086 7743234.

November Saturday 7th Make a Bird Peanut Log Feeder 10am–12.30pm. Marlay Park. Meet in the main car park off Grange Road. At this time of year, many birds struggle to find food. You can help them by making your very own peanut feeder to take home. For this workshop each participant gets to use safe mini drills and hammers. Leader: Andrew (Mouse) Fleming, OWLS. Booking required: Contact Andrew on 087 3299936.

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