Mid Ulster

Biodiversity Projects

Dates for Traad Bird Ringing

As part of the Mid Ulster Biodiversity Project, we are continuing with the Traad bird ringing Constant Effort Site.  For more information on bird ringing, please see the article on the Bird Ringing Project in the Mid Ulster section of this website. For the Traad CES, we have provisionally selected the first 6 dates for ringing for 2018 – please see below.  Hopefully this will enable people to … [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 recognisable individuals, identifiable as such for the rest of their lives. Ringing soon became a mainstay of migration studies worldwide, revealing … [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 help our local biodiversity. To view the poster, please click below: Mid Ulster Biodiversity Poster If you would like a copy of the poster, … [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, bogs, rivers, ponds and lakes.  Each of these habitats supports its own range of plants and animals.  An initial Biodiversity Audit has been undertaken … [Read More...]

Help the House Sparrow

The once familiar house sparrow is in decline, and is now even absent from parts of the west of Northern Ireland. It is thought that this decline is due to a reduction in available invertebrates to feed their young, a reduction in grains and seeds to sustain them through the winter, and the loss of nest sites. House sparrows are opportunist and will live wherever there is somewhere suitable to … [Read More...]

Irish Whitebeam Project

              The Irish whitebeam (Sorbus hibernica) is one of the few plants endemic to Ireland.  It is a small sized deciduous tree, with a smooth, grey, but sometimes ridged bark.  The oval toothed leaves have 9-11 pairs of veins, are silvery white on top with a dense covering of white downy hairs on the undersides.  When leaves first … [Read More...]

Mid Ulster Biodiversity Action Plan

The Mid Ulster area is endowed with a rich and diverse range of landscapes and wildlife habitats that together distinguish its special character and identity. The Mid Ulster Biodiversity Action plan illustrates the key habitats and species that can be found within the area, and highlights the increasing need to protect and value our local biodiversity resource.   To view the Mid Ulster … [Read More...]

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Biodiversity Halloween Autumn Event…

Biodiversity Halloween Autumn Event – Come in your best festive fancy dress and enjoy  15 spaces available. Please note places will be confirmed in writing when registration forms are returned If you require additional information please contact, Events Student 028 92509551 Events.student@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk  

Biodiversity Halloween Autumn Event…

a5-flyer 15 spaces available. Please note places will be confirmed in writing when registration forms are returned If you require additional information please contact, Events Student 028 92509551 Events.student@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

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Lough Fea

Lough Fea

Set in wild mountain scenery, Lough Fea is one of many delightful lakes dotted throughout the Sperrins region.  Covering 180 acres this natural beauty spot […]

Lough Beg

Lough Beg

Lough Beg Nature Reserve is one of the finest ornithological sites in the British Isles with 171 recorded species of birds. Along with Lough Neagh, […]

Dungannon Park

Dungannon Park

Dungannon Park comprises open parkland, mature woodland (predominantly beech), and Dungannon lake.  The network of paths around the site enable public access to most areas.

Drumlamph Wood

Drumlamph Wood

Just outside Maghera, Drumlamph Wood is one of Northern Ireland’s rare and precious ancient woods.  Drumlamph Wood has been traced back as far as 1599 […]

Davagh Forest

Davagh Forest

Ten miles north-west of Cookstown this 1,500 hectare forest is largely an upland coniferous forest set in the foothills of the Sperrins.  While there are […]

Ballyronan Marina & Wood

Ballyronan Marina & Wood

The picturesque boating and tourist facility incorporates a picnic area, playpark and beach area.  To compliment these facilities there is also a special Woodland Nature […]

Ballynahone Bog

Ballynahone Bog

At almost 250 Ha, Ballynahone Bog is one of the two largest intact, lowland, active raised bogs in buylevitra24.com Northern Ireland, and considered to be […]