Have you seen the Swift banner?

  What bird can fly an average daily total of 500 miles, that’s 1.2 million miles in its lifetime and can catch 100,000 insects in one day? It’s the Common Swift, the Bird of the Borough for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. The … [Read more...]

Antrim Forum gets buzzy to help our pollinators!

  Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council gets to work to restore a native wildflower meadow at Antrim Forum Recreation Centre. Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott commented; ‘I enjoyed helping to sow the wildflower … [Read more...]

Crumlin is set to be a Bee-licious buzz spot!

  Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council creates a ‘Bee-licious’ buzz for pollinators at Crumlin Recreation Centre with the help from local school pupils. Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Noreen McClelland explained; … [Read more...]

Winter Fest @ Mossley Mill

NI Year of Food & Drink 2016 celebrations are continuing in Antrim and Newtownabbey during the month of October and what a month it is for local produce. Farmers, allotment holders and back garden producers will be busy this month harvesting … [Read more...]

Bee-licious wins Heritage Lottery Fund support to help our pollinators!

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is delighted to be leading on an exciting new pollinator project which has been awarded £76,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. ‘Bee-licious’, a three year project designed to restore native flower-rich … [Read more...]

Wild Garlic Pesto

It was a beautifully sunny day and we set off with Dermot (http://forageireland.com/) from the White House along Glas-na-braden Glen.  With a promise of ‘plenty of wild garlic’ in the glen even Dermot was surprised when the smell of garlic greeted us … [Read more...]

Wild About Food!

Wild About Food is an exciting project - a partnership between Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund - which will see participants taking part in a range of activities … [Read more...]

World Wetlands Day ‘clean up’ at Canal Walk

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February to raise awareness about the value of wetlands. The theme for 2016, under the banner “Wetlands for our Future” is: Sustainable Livelihoods and is selected to demonstrate the vital role of … [Read more...]

Funding boost for Bats!

Creggan Country Park and NI Bat Group have received funding from the NIEA Challenge Fund for a province wide batty project in 2013. Local environmental charities will receive £125,000 from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to carry out … [Read more...]

Swift – Bird of the Borough

Antrim recently adopted the Swift as the Bird of the Borough! RSPB Antrim Local Group were concerned that the number of Swifts returning to the borough had declined and some of their well-known nest sites had been lost so they raised the issue … [Read more...]