WildLife Garden, Moat Park.

The WildLife Garden promotes and enhances biodiversity, improves conservation and species management within the park. The Council is doing its bit to ensure that areas like Dundonald continue to grow and provide a habitat for plants and animals which … [Read more...]

Council Officially Opens WildLife Garden in Moat Park, Dundonald

The Chairman of the Leisure & Community Services Committee, Alderman Paul Porter was delighted to officially open the WildLife Garden, in Moat Park, Dundonald. Funded by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, through … [Read more...]

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...]