This competition is now closed.
Here is a flavour of the talent and effort that was displayed by the winners:
List of Winners
Please note that only those who gave permission are listed (There were other winners also).
The entrants were to choose 6 activities from the list below and submit photos of the entries.
1.Create a bird feeder from things at home.
2.Make a bird Treat! Bird Feed – Pine cones or stones covered in Peanut butter and rolled in seeds.
3.Paint stones, paint characters or your favourite designs.
4.Spot/ identify 3 different cloud types, write them down, draw the cloud shapes.
5.Make some pressed flower or feather bookmarks.
6.Identify 3 types of trees near your home (using leaf undergrowth and bark colour, buds, leaves), list what you find.
7.Identify and record 3 native wild flowers around your home eg. daisy, dandelions, buttercup, birds-foot trefoil, sorrel, primrose.
8.Build a ladybird home/ bug hotel.
9.Do a bug hunt- see what you can find- ladybirds, caterpillars, bees, snails, beetles, spiders, ear-wigs, flies or any other insects.
10.Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Irish wild animal.
11.Find 6 different types of insects or birds, write them down.
12.Create a shallow mini-pond in a bucket.
13.Find some fungus growth on trees/ wood/ walls.
14.Find some frog spawn in a slow-moving freshwater stream, visit it regularly and see the baby frogs in April…
15.Find a wild/ native ivy habitat and list five insects/ animals or birds that might live in it.
16.Draw and colour 4 native woodland leaves, different shapes, e.g. Ash, Oak, Birch, Hazel.
17.Draw and colour our native Irish frog!
18.Draw and colour your favourite garden bird or sea bird.
19.Draw and colour your favourite Irish sea creature.
20.Draw and colour your favourite native Irish insect.
21.Draw and colour an ancient Irish animal, e.g. great deer elk, woolly mammoth, bear.
22.Choose your favourite Irish mammal, write down 5 facts about that mammal.
23.Draw and colour your favourite native Irish bird.
24.Draw and colour your favourite Irish wild mammal.