TLC calls out to nature lovers for International Biodiversity Day competition

  • TLC Biodiversity Campaign (Pic Diarmuid Greene)
JJ Fitzgerald, aged 6 from Ballingarry, Co. Limerick pictured with his strawberry plant in his garden as part of Team Limerick Clean-Up’s (TLC) Biodiversity campaign. (Pic: Diarmuid Greene)

Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) has launched an exciting new competition to coincide with International Biodiversity day this Friday, 22nd May. Celebrating 2020’s theme Our Solutions Are in Nature, TLC is asking families and individuals to submit photos of nature in its element in their garden or local green.

This could be birds, animals, insects, plants, trees... anything at all that shows nature in full bloom in Limerick as we head into the summer season. There is information on TLC’s social media pages for making simple, homemade bird feeders and bird houses, which further encourages biodiversity to flourish.  

To enter the competition, people are urged to follow the Team Limerick Clean-Up Facebook page or Instagram account @teamlimerickcleanup and post their photos using the hashtag #BiodiversityTLC and tag Team Limerick Clean-Up. The more creative the photo, the better! If your account is private, you can screenshot your post and send via direct message to Team Limerick Clean-Up’s Insta or Facebook account. Closing date for entries is Friday 5th June

Commenting on the competition TLC Chairman Paul Foley said: There is so much beauty in Limerick and we are looking forward to seeing all the creative and brilliant entries for this Team Limerick Clean-Up competition. We have excellent judges on board; Éanna Ní Lamhna, Des Cahill, Roisin Upton and Declan Hannon who are eager to lend their knowledgeable eyes to this.”  

Competition judge Éanna Ní Lamhna, said: I am delighted to be a judge on this competition.The people of Limerick are known for their artistic talent and I have no doubt the entries will reflect this. With the slight easing of current restrictions, and with people being able to travel up to 5km from their home, I really encourage everybody to capture images of nature in its element,either in their own gardens, or in other habitats they pass on their daily exercise journey.”

There are great prizes to be won including a GoPro, FitBit, camera equipment and Garden Centre vouchers as well as much more. Full information and terms and conditions can be found on Team Limerick Clean-Up’s website. TLC reminds people to at all times follow HSE social distancing guidelines when out in public. 

Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader, Limerick Post and Live95.   

For more information on International Biodiversity Day 2020, visit: 

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