Archives for July 2015

Country comes to town as Carrickfergus Mill Ponds LNR are officially opened

  Part of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s industrial heritage has been reborn as an urban oasis for wildlife. Guests gathered at Carrickfergus Mill Ponds today for the official opening of the site as a nature reserve and saw local … [Read more...]

Squirrel Pox Discovered at Garron, Co Antrim

Squirrel Pox has recently been confirmed from a red squirrel in the Mid and East Antrim area. One of our native red squirrels, discovered near Garron Point, has been found to have been suffering from the pox virus, a disease that can prove fatal to … [Read more...]

Antrim Castle Gardens Biodiversity Summer School

Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August, 10am to 12 noon. The aim is to inspire and encourage people to discover more about the incredible species and habitats on their doorstep. The summer school will give families the opportunity to participate in … [Read more...]

All aflutter at Steeple Play Park on Wednesday 22 July, 10am to 12 noon.

Come and join Butterfly Conservation and your Local Biodiversity Officer in a fun survey to record Butterflies. Do you know your Small Tortoiseshell from your Peacock? Come along to find out more. There will be some magically moths to see as … [Read more...]

Crumlin Glen Biodiversity Summer School

Looking for something fun for the children this summer? ANBC are running a Biodiversity Summer School in Crumlin Glen from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July, 10am to 12 noon. The fun filled week of activities will take place outdoors. All activities are … [Read more...]

Killykeeghan and Crossmurrin – Marlbank National Nature Reserve

This is a very special site being home to a rare habitat - limestone grassland and some rare butterfly and moth species. Scattered hazel scrub provide additional opportunities for beasties within an overall breathtaking landscape.  From Enniskillen … [Read more...]

Topped Mountain

Topped Mountain is a prominent local peak with access via a steep gravel path. The short steep path takes you through acid grassland and blanket bog to the summit affording great views of the wider countryside. From Enniskillen, take the B80 Tempo … [Read more...]

Crom Estate National Trust

This amazing landscape contains many habitats; oak and wet woodland, parkland, species rich grassland and lough shore. Crom is perhaps one of the best places to see all types of wildlife, not just butterflies and moths. From red squirrels to pine … [Read more...]

Correl Glen Nature Reserve

A short nature trail starting opposite the Falls Bridge car park journeys through the damp, shady woodland and continues up onto heath to a seat overlooking the reserve.  Correl Glen and the neighbouring Monawilkin are host to many species of … [Read more...]