Big Community Plant Out in Ahoghill

National Tree Week 2017 was officially launched at Ahoghill New Park with the planting of a new native hedgerow. Participants planted 220 native trees, such as hawthorn, blackthorn and hazel, as well as building Bee-licious bee hotels and bird boxes … [Read more...]

Mid & East Antrim is Beelicious!

As part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Beelicious project, volunteers and schools across Mid & East Antrim have been improving their local areas for important pollinators. Some of the most impressive projects so far have included the Beelicious … [Read more...]

Special Award for Biodiversity for Mid & East Antrim

The results of the 2017 Translink Ulster in Bloom Competition were announced on September 21 officially recognising Northern Ireland’s top gardening talent. The annual horticultural competition encourages cities, towns and villages right across … [Read more...]

Local Nature Reserve designation for Carrickfergus woodland

Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen in Carrickfergus has been officially designated a Local Nature Reserve.   Local Nature Reserves are places with wildlife or geological features that are of special interest locally. It is a protected area … [Read more...]

Northern Ireland’s first public CES bird ringing programme at Ecos Nature Park

Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena is the first public Constant Effort Site (CES) in Northern Ireland. The programme began on Monday 8 May 2017 and 11 more morning sessions will be spaced out across the summer. The bird ringing mornings are led by BTO … [Read more...]

Mid & East Antrim Buzzing with launch of Bee-licious initiative

Councillor Audrey Wales, MBE, the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough has officially launched the ‘Bee-licious’ programme, which is generously funded by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Our Heritage Programme’ and has … [Read more...]

Wild About Food shortlisted for the NI Year of Food & Drink Awards

The shortlist for the NI Year of Food and Drink Awards has been announced. The judging panel, made up of highly respected food writers, critics and hospitality experts, were overwhelmed with the level of entries for the inaugural year of the awards, … [Read more...]

Mayor of Mid & East Antrim meets ‘Friends Of’

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, is encouraging residents to ‘give volunteering a go’ in 2017. She said: “Our ‘Friends Of’ volunteer groups undertake a wide range of tasks such as nest box building, tree … [Read more...]

Wild About Food Winter Festival

Antrim and Newtownabbey & Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s ‘Wild About Food’ project has been running throughout 2016, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund. The ‘Wild About Food’ project was the two Council's contribution to Northern Ireland's … [Read more...]

Greenisland Community Orchard

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr Audrey Wales, officially launched National Tree Week 2016 by planting the first fruit tree in the new Greenisland Community Orchard. Cllr Wales said “I was delighted to plant the first tree at … [Read more...]

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