Archives for February 2013

Biodiversity Awareness Survey

In 2008, Derry City Council commissioned a Biodiversity Awareness Survey to establish the baseline of biodiversity awareness in the area. The survey was repeated in 2010 and 2012, to meet Derry's Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) objective, to … [Read more...]

Hedgerows Grow West

This is a cross-council project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which focuses on the conservation and protection of hedgerows as a regional and local priority habitat. The project will assist in the conservation of hedgerows, through practical … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Games

An exciting new initiative, called the Biodiversity Games project, is being run across Newry, Mourne and Down District Council areas. This is a recording project which is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, ‘Your … [Read more...]

Ring of Gullion Red Squirrel Group Established

A red squirrel group has been set up for the Ring of Gullion area. The newly formed Ring of Gullion Red Squirrel Group met for their first ever AGM at Slieve Gullion Courtyard in July 2012. The Red Squirrel Group is part of the Ring of Gullion AONB … [Read more...]

Newry & Mourne’s First Local Nature Reserve

On Sunday 31st January 2010, Daisy Hill Wood in Newry opened its doors to nature lovers of all ages for a very special celebration. Much to the delight of local people, Newry and Mourne District Council has declared Daisy Hill Wood as a Local Nature … [Read more...]

Wildflower walk

12 June. Wednesday, 7-9pm Shane's Castle Estate Booking required. For further information or to book your place please contact, Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer T: 9446 3113 ext 1371 ruth.wilson@antrim.gov.uk. A special opportunity to see … [Read more...]

Dawn Chorus

Sunday 28 April, 5.30am Rea’s Wood, Antrim To book your place or for further details, please contact: Brenda Campbell, Antrim RSPB Group T. 028 9332 3657 E. brendacampbell@supanet.com or Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer T. 028 9446 3113 E. … [Read more...]

An introduction to Bumblebee Identification

Saturday 3rd August 10.30am to 2.30pm Antrim Castle Gardens Places limited. Booking required. No charge. Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer Antrim Borough Council T: 028 9446 3113 ext 1371 Did you know there are 101 bee species in Ireland? … [Read more...]

BIG butterfly Count

Tuesday 30 July 10am-12 Antrim Castle Gardens All spectators welcome. Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer Antrim Borough Council T: 028 9446 3113 ext 1371 Come and join in the BIG Butterfly Count. Perhaps we’ll see a Peacock or a Small … [Read more...]

Ladybird identification

Saturday 29 June 10am-3pm Antrim Castle Gardens Places limited. Booking required.No charge. Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer Antrim Borough Council T: 028 9446 3113 ext 1371 Did you know there are 15 varieties of Ladybird in Northern … [Read more...]

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