Swift project in Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been raising the profile of the swift through its swift project this summer. Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Lindsay Millar, said “The swift is a migrant bird that returns from their wintering grounds in … [Read more...]

Beelicious Beach Road

  Mid and East Antrim is working with other Councils across Northern Ireland on the Bee-licious project to raise awareness on our important pollinator species that are in decline and to improve habitats for them across the country. The project is … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Big Community Plant Out in Ahoghill

National Tree Week 2017 was officially launched at Ahoghill New Park with the planting of a new native hedgerow. Participants planted 220 native trees, such as hawthorn, blackthorn and hazel, as well as building Bee-licious bee hotels and bird … [Read more...]

Surface Tension

  Help to record the ‘sounds’ of the Lough Neagh wetlands? Are you interested in participating in ‘Surface Tension’, a sound recording project, for the local community, to capture the unique sounds of the Lough Neagh wetlands? ‘Surface … [Read more...]

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 … [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...]