For many people, observing the cycles of nature as they respond to the changing seasons brings great joy. Observing seasonal events also keeps us in tune with nature. We have compiled Biodiversity Ireland’s most notable yearly seasonal events. Would you agree?

Frog spawn

Frog spawn
For many of us, spring brings memories of finding frogspawn as children, and what better way to learn about the complexity of nature than in this outdoor classroom. The Common Frog is the only species of frog found in Ireland. It is protected under the European Union Habitats Directive and by the Irish Wildlife Act. In springĀ frogs produce thousands of black eggs enclosed in an envelope of jelly. The tadpoles hatch and grow from April to May before turning into froglets and leaving the pond in June/July (Photograph: Edward W. Delaney).