11 September 2021 @ 10.00am – 5.00pm
Phoenix Park
D08 Y304
01 677 0095
Biodiversity Festival - Saturday 11th September @ Phoenix Park

All events are outdoors. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

All events are free, however, booking is required for some as places are limited. Please click on those events below to book a spot through Eventbrite.

Please contact 01 677 0095 or phoenixparkvisitorcentre@opw.ie for queries

Outdoor Exhibition in the Walled Garden – Citizen Science of the Phoenix Park “Science for the People, by the People”  Daily from 10am – 5pm

Honey Bee Observation Hive. In association with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers Association. 11am – 4pm. No Booking required.

Self-guided biodiversity trail around Ashtown Demesne. All Day 9.30am – 5pm. No Booking Required. Pick up your biodiversity trail map from the Visitor Centre.

Self-guided tree trail around Ashtown Demesne. All Day 9.30am – 5pm. No Booking Required. Pick up your tree trail map from the Visitor Centre.

Traditional Hay Saving. Come see and learn how hay was saved traditionally here in Ireland and the benefits it had for our biodiversity. With Michael Jacob, Heritage Specialist. 11am – 4pm. No Booking Required. In the meadow beside the Visitor Centre.

The Phoenix Park Gate Lodge Gardens.  Join us for a walking tour to the gate lodge gardens of the Phoenix Park. Capturing the history of the lodges and the gardens. With Maeve Rice, OPW Guide. 11am – 12pm.

Birds of the Phoenix Park. Join us for a tour to view the beautiful Furry Glen and learn about the many different species of birds here in woodlands and aquatic areas. With Niamh Fitzgerald, Birdwatch Ireland. 12pm – 1pm.

The Seven Principals of “Leave No Trace. Learn the seven principals of Leave No Trace, which will provide an easily understood, the framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting outdoors. With Keith McDonnell, Leave No Trace. 12pm – 1pm.

Trees of the Phoenix Park. This tour will cover why the planet needs trees for its survival. Trees also provide habitat for terrestrial biodiversity. With Bernie Canning, OPW Guide. 1pm – 2pm.

Life in the Aquatic Habitats of the Phoenix Park. A talk on the aquatic biodiversity of the ponds and streams of the Phoenix Park. With Rob Gandola, Herpetological Society of Ireland. 2pm – 3pm.

The history of the Fallow Deer in the Phoenix Park. Join us for a talk to learn about the history of the Fallow deer in the Phoenix Park and their yearly life cycle. With Terry Moore, OPW, Deer Keeper/ Park Range. 2pm – 3pm.

How to become a Citizen Scientist. Join us on a tour to learn how to identify flora and fauna and how to become a citizen scientist. With Leif Barry, OPW Guide. 3pm – 4pm

The Bats of the Phoenix Park. SOLD OUT Join us for a guided bat walk to seek out one of our most mysterious Irish mammals, the bat. Listen to a bat detector, to help find bats in the parklands and woods of the Phoenix Park. With Dr. Tina Aughney, Bat Conservation. 8pm – 9pm