Archives for February 2013

Wildflowers Count

Saturday 25 May 10am - 12pm Antrim Castle Gardens Places limited. Booking required. No Charge. Ruth Wilson, Biodiversity Officer Antrim Borough Council T: 028 9446 3113 ext 1371 Learn how to carry out a ‘Wildflowers Count’ survey for … [Read more...]

Hedgerow Hopes

Come along to one of our Hedgerow Hopes events to find out what biodiversity our native hedges support, how to restore a hedgerow and why they are one of nature’s food stores. Species-rich hedgerows are important to us as well as to our wildlife. … [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...]

Lilian Bland Community Garden

As part of the Lilian Bland Community Garden project, in the first stages of the garden design, it was decided to include an art piece that could involve and inspire the local schools in the Glengormley area. St Marys on the Hill and Ashgrove Primary … [Read more...]

Newtownabbey Way Green Volunteers

A small but strong group of volunteers have been busy doing their bit to enhance the Newtownabbey Way for both wildlife and people.  From tree and bulb planting to litter picking and hedge maintenance – once a month this very capable group get … [Read more...]

Horses and their role in sensitive woodland management.

One of the many gems of along the Newtownabbey Way is the valley carved by the Three Mile Water. This section of the path is dominated by coniferous forestry on both sides of the river.  While these trees have certainly served their purpose … [Read more...]

Litter Champions!

So you want to help keep our borough tidy? Calling all Litter Role models - would you benefit from a FREE litter picker? The Litter Champions Project aims to encourage volunteers to make a difference in their community by challenging attitudes … [Read more...]

Hedgerow Hopes Project

Hedgerow Hopes is a partnership project between four local councils; Antrim, Belfast, Carrickfergus and Newtownabbey Borough Councils, to celebrate and promote the biodiversity importance of our native hedgerows through the involvement of local … [Read more...]

Eco Club at Mossley Mill

Eco Club at Mossley Mill is a new monthly club for kids aged 8 - 12 with an interest in wildlife and all things wild! Our new eco-club helps children explore nature and have lots of fun too with games, activities and crafts! Getting involved and … [Read more...]