Archives for June 2015

Coastal path improvement

North Down Coastal Path extends from Holywood in the west to Orlock in the east. The path passes through coastline and parkland. Historic relics and flora and fauna are found in abundance, including the grey seals which can be spotted offshore. The … [Read more...]

The bees are back in town!

We are delighted to announce that the busy bees are back at North Down Museum. Did you know that the smallest farm animal plays the greatest role in food production?    Watch the Museum’s honeybees at work through the observation beehive window in … [Read more...]

The North Down Coastal Path

The North Down Coastal Path is one of the finest shoreline walks in Ireland. It extends along the southern shore of Belfast Lough from Holywood to Portavoe near Groomsport. The path has historic and wildlife features adding interest to every step. … [Read more...]

The Copeland Islands

The Copeland Islands is a group of three islands in the north Irish Sea, north of Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland consisting of Lighthouse, Mew and Copeland Island. The islands are important sites for breeding seabirds and waders, in … [Read more...]

Kiltonga Nature Reserve

Kiltonga Nature Reserve, situated on the Belfast Road on the outskirts of Newtownards, is a popular site for walkers, families and birdwatchers. The site is owned and managed by Ards and North Down Borough Council. The wetland areas and birdlife are … [Read more...]

Balloo Nature Reserve

Balloo Nature Reserve is made up of two nature reserves on either side of the Balloo Road in Bangor - Balloo Wetland and Balloo Woodland. The reserves are managed by Ulster Wildlife on behalf of their owners, Ards and North Down Borough … [Read more...]

Invasive Alien Species

Derry City and Strabane District Council have been working with a range of partners to raise awareness, understanding and action of invasive alien species. Invasive alien species are species that have been (un)intentionally introduced into Northern … [Read more...]

Mid Ulster Bird Ringing Project

Bird ringing is essential to the development of both bird science and bird conservation.  It dates back to 1899 when the first metal rings carrying a unique number were attached to the leg of a bird.  This innovation turned anonymous birds into … [Read more...]

Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project poster

The Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project poster provides a brief summary of the habitats and species that have been selected as Local Priorities through the Biodiversity Action Plan. It also highlights actions groups and individuals can undertake to … [Read more...]

Let us know what wildlife you see!

A 'Wildlife Records Text Number' is available to make it easier for people to tell us what wildlife they see. There is a great variety of wildlife throughout the Mid Ulster area – important habitats include unimproved grassland, woodland, fens, … [Read more...]

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