Wild About Food!

Mayors join forces to urge public support for cross-Council ‘Wild about Food’ project  Two local Borough Councils are going ‘wild about food’ with a new project launched to celebrate locally sourced ingredients and products. The project - a … [Read more...]

Ireland is buzzing as 68 organisations enlist to save our Bees

September 17th 2015 sees the launch of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, which identifies actions to help protect pollinators and the livelihoods of farmers who rely on their invaluable pollination service. Sixty-eight governmental and … [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...]

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...]

Marsh Fritillaries in South Tyrone

Marsh Fritillary Re-found (but are they still there?) In a survey in 2011, marsh fritillary 'webs' had been found at a site in South Tyrone where they had not been recorded for a number of years.  Unfortunately a re-survey in 2012 drew a … [Read more...]

Local primary school provides homes for wildlife in Smiley Park, Larne

Pupils from St. MacNissi's Primary School in Larne recently took part in a project with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to make wildlife habitats in Smiley Park, a well wooded small amenity area near the centre of the town.  Under the experienced … [Read more...]

Pine Marten making a comeback in Mid and East Antrim

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council along with ‘citizen scientists’ from the council area and  members of the  Glens Red Squirrel Group have been working with scientists from Quercus (QUB), over the last few months to help survey woodlands in the Mid … [Read more...]