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...]

A breath of fresh air for Local Nature Reserve

Monkstown Wood, in the historic County Antrim village of the same name, is set for a facelift. This urban woodland has received a funding injection of £65,000, made up of £20,000 from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and almost £45,000 from … [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...]

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...]

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