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...]

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...]

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...]

Whale Watching in Mid & East Antrim Borough

Participants enjoyed Mid & East Antrim's fantastic coastline and learning about local biodiversity at a Whale Watching event, Sunday 6th November, Portmuck, Islandmagee. On the day participants were pleased to see harbour porpoise, grey seals and … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Summer School in Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is hosting three weeks of Biodiversity Summer Schools beginning this Monday 1st August. The Biodiversity Summer School is a free outdoor events programme which gives families the opportunity to take part in fun … [Read more...]

Barn owl conservation in the Mid and East Antrim Borough

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been doing its bit for Barn Owls. The barn owl is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic species but is unfortunately also one of the most endangered. There is thought to be less than 30 to 40 breeding pairs … [Read more...]

Meet the birds of Mid and East Antrim

Find out more about some of our fascinating bird species this month with two special events taking place: Discover the Birds of Larne Smiley Park, Larne Thursday 16th June, from 7pm A free public walk with expert Dermot Hughes to enjoy … [Read more...]

Moth Night in Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is encouraging residents to get outdoors to celebrate Moth Night. Participants can get involved in a moth hunt, help set up moth traps, and learn more about marvelous moths. Everyone is also welcome to come back … [Read more...]

‘Give and Gain’ volunteers working towards a better environment in Mid and East Antrim

Green-fingered volunteers from the business sector have been building-up their own personal skills and helping to both construct and maintain a better environment for our local wildlife. Volunteers across the Mid and East Antrim Borough came out in … [Read more...]