Biodiversity Kilkenny Heritage

Climate & Biodiversity

The Irish Government declared a climate and biodiversity emergency in May 2019. The Heritage Office is committed to supporting actions and raising awareness, on climate adaptation and biodiversity in County Kilkenny.

Examples of programmes which we are undertaking to address climate and biodiversity include:
Kilkenny Pollinator Programme
Kilkenny Wildlife Detective Programme
Identifying and recording Kilkenny’s Biodiversity
Implementing actions in the Kilkenny County Council Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2019-2024

Autumn Crocus
Kids Corner Teaching

Kilkenny Wildlife Detective

Did you know that ladybirds smell with their feet? Or that you can tell different species of bumblebees apart by the colour on their bums!

Kilkenny Wildlife Detectives, a colourful fold-out activity leaflet and accompanying poster, has many activities and interesting facts about Kilkenny’s wildlife, and encourages children to explore the biodiversity and habitats of Kilkenny.  Learn how to be a good Wildlife Detective, make a nature note of what you see, or take a quiz, and have fun!

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To order a copy of the leaflet or the poster, contact the Heritage Office 056-7794925.

Alternatively you can download the leaflet and download the poster (note: low res versions)
Kilkenny Wildlife Detectives is produced jointly by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council and the Kilkenny County Childcare Committee, with support from the Kilkenny Heritage Forum and the Heritage Council.