Watch This Space

Belfast City Council have teamed up with the Ulster Wildlife Trust (UWT) to create Watch This Space, a project which encourages children and their families to enjoy their local parks to develop their knowledge of biodiversity. Activities include … [Read more...]

Hedgerow Hopes

Species-rich hedgerows are important to us as well as to our wildlife.  They are of historical importance often marking townland or estate boundaries.  They also: provide colour, shelter and food, act as stock barriers, and prevent soil … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Games

We want you to help Belfast go for gold in the Biodiversity Games – the sport of spotting wildlife! The games will take place throughout 2013 and will be themed around the following three areas: garden wildlife bats moths and … [Read more...]

Autumn Hedgerow Forage – Hedgerow Hopes Event

21st September 10.30am – 1pm Join us foraging through the Lagan Valley Regional Park and discover the bounty of hedgerows in Autumn.  Meet in the Lockview car park, Stranmillis at 10.30 am. Booking Required. Contact Belfast City Council. Tel … [Read more...]

Wild about Wildlife – Biodiversity Games Event

17 August 10am – 2pm Come along to our interactive family fun day at the Ulster Hall and learn about our local amazing wildlife.  There will be art and craft activities and environmental organisations on hand to tell you all about moths and … [Read more...]

Bat Relay – Biodiversity Games Event

6 August 8pm – 10.30pm Join us for a bat walk and talk where our bat expert will relay her knowledge. There will be a talk in Malone House to start and then a walk through the park and along the Lagan to search for bats.  Bring along a torch.  … [Read more...]

Foraging talk and tasting session – Hedgerow Hopes Event

5 June 1pm – 2pm Come along to our lunchtime interactive talk at the Ulster Hall and we will show you how to identify and cook with wild plants.  Discover what to do with wild garlic, rosehips, elderflowers and berries.  We’ll suggest some … [Read more...]

Spring Forage – Hedgerow Hopes Event

27 April 2pm – 4.30pm Join us foraging at Cave Hill and discover the natural Spring bounty.  Learn how to use and cook with plants such as wild garlic and spring greens.  Meet at Belfast Castle, at 2pm. Booking required. Contact Belfast City … [Read more...]

Hazelwood Woodland Management Project

Hazelwood is an important area of hazel woodland on the slopes of Cave Hill.  It was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1991.  The site is threatened by Sycamore, an invasive non-native species. Belfast City Council, in partnership with … [Read more...]