We need you to survey your local waterway this summer

We need you to survey your local waterway this summer Daubenton's bat in flight Join us at Unit 8, ARCHES (beside the car park) in Randalstown on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm. There will be a 1 hour presentation, and a 1 hour discussion of the … [Read more...]

Bee-licious Pollinator Survey Workshop

Pollinator Survey Workshop Learn how to: identify some of the important insect pollinators find pollinators in the field understand the important link between our native plants and pollinators Antrim Castle Gardens Saturday 3 … [Read more...]

Cryptic Wood White butterfly talk

Please find details of a talk about the Cryptic Wood White butterfly next Thursday, 18th May, in Antrim Castle Gardens, from 7 to 8.30pm.   The speaker is James O’Neill, who has studied this butterfly species in the south Lough Neagh … [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...]

Come and here about the Barn Owls of Ireland!

The Barn Owl is both a unique and a mysterious bird. Come and hear more from a Barn Owl expert, on Wednesday 26th April, from 7 to 9pm at Allen Park Golf Course, just outside Antrim. John Lusby, from Birdwatch Ireland, will share his experiences … [Read more...]

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...]

Holywell gets digging to help our pollinators

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and the Northern Health and Social Care Trust joined forces to create a ‘Bee-licious’ buzz at Holywell Hospital. Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott explained; ‘It was lovely to see … [Read more...]

Come and help build a pollinator home

Please find details of a Bee-licious event…to help our pollinating insects. A FREE FUN family event will take place in Crumlin Recreation Centre on Saturday 22 April, 2 to 4 pm There will be a talk from BUGLIFE on pollinating insects and then … [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...]