The Irish National Rural Network (NRN) announced the two winning photographs for its 2019 Biodiversity Photo Competition “Protecting Habitats, Preserving our Future”.
The 1st prize went to Mary Brennan for a picture of a pond in Jenkinstown. Ruth Alfred, Adare, Co. Limerick won the 2nd prize with this image titled "Birds eat Berries", selected as it emphasises the importance of hedgerows. “Protecting habitats, preserving our Future” can be done by taking simple steps. Management of hedgerows, allowing flowers to bloom and protection of watercourses are just some of the simple ways to encourage Biodiversity. More information is available on the Irish NRN website.