Archives for April 2013

Limavady’s Coastal Biodiversity Booklet

Limavady Borough has a spectacular coastline stretching from Longfield Bank in the west along the eastern shore of Lough Foyle around Magilligan Point and along Benone Strand towards Downhill, and is a rewarding place to visit for anyone interested … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Games 2012

In 2012 The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award of a £48,000 grant to support a partnership of 13 local councils as they equip and train the next generation of biodiversity recording and conservation volunteers. This new project will enable local … [Read more...]

Wildlife Gardening Completion

The 2012 summer saw Ballymoney, Coleraine, Limavady and Moyle Councils inviting local residents to make the most of the better weather, get outdoors, transform their gardens into a mini nature reserve and enter the Wildlife Gardening Competition … [Read more...]

Bats Bio-recording Project

Bats are shy and unobtrusive animals, seen only in the dim light at dusk.  Their wings make them look bigger than they really are, and as they swoop down after insects, people may sometimes feel uneasy.  Just not knowing much about them leads to … [Read more...]

Lagan Meadows Local Nature Reserve

Lagan Meadows was the source of Belfast’s first piped water supply over 200 years ago. The spring at Lester’s Dam, which provided the water, still runs and gives rise to the wetlands and marsh for which Lagan Meadows is best known. But this … [Read more...]

Stormont Estate and Glen

The grounds at Stormont once formed the private estate of the Cleland family. In the early 1920s the estate was acquired as the site for the new Parliament Buildings, which opened in 1932. Today the parkland is used for events and casual … [Read more...]

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is a large park on the southern outskirts of Belfast. The estate was bequeathed to Belfast by Lady Dixon in 1959. Although renowned for horticultural features such as the Rose Garden, this property contains expansive … [Read more...]

Tollymore Forest Park

Covering an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne Mountains this Forest Park offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at Newcastle.The forest has four walking trails signposted by different coloured arrows, … [Read more...]

Delamont Country Park

Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough in an area of natural beauty, Delamont Country Park offers peace, beauty and tranquility. The stunning views across Strangford Lough and a relaxing atmosphere make Delamont a place to enjoy that "away from … [Read more...]

Newry & Mourne’s First Local Nature Reserve

On Sunday 31st January 2010, Daisy Hill Wood in Newry opened its doors to nature lovers of all ages for a very special celebration. Much to the delight of local people, Newry and Mourne District Council has declared Daisy Hill Wood as a Local Nature … [Read more...]