‘Give and Gain’ volunteers working towards a better environment in Mid and East Antrim

Green-fingered volunteers from the business sector have been building-up their own personal skills and helping to both construct and maintain a better environment for our local wildlife. Volunteers across the Mid and East Antrim Borough came out in … [Read more...]

Biodiversity Fun Days

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is encouraging families to get outdoors this weekend and learn more about local biodiversity. Our Biodiversity Fun Days are a great way for families to learn more about the natural world through fun, practical … [Read more...]

Mid & East Antrim set to celebrate the Dawn Chorus

International Dawn Chorus Day is the worldwide celebration of ‘nature’s daily miracle’ – bird song. This year, International Dawn Chorus Day is Sunday 1 May and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is hosting three specially organised walks so … [Read more...]

Glynn Christmas Bird Watch

Yet again participants at the annual Glynn Birdwatch event were not disappointed. Despite the bone chilling weather, the birds were certainly not put off and were out in numbers, with quite a few species spotted on the day including Greenshank, Teal, … [Read more...]

Mayors issue joint call to protect Co Antrim’s native crayfish

The mayors of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough and Mid and East Antrim Borough are urging both the public and the angling community in particular to play their part in keeping County Antrim free of a waterborne infection that threatens a native … [Read more...]

Woodland Safari Carnfunnock

Last Tuesday 28th July a group of brave participants came out in atrocious weather to take part in a woodland safari at Carnfunnock Country park. The theme of the walk was mammal tracks and signs. The participants were advised that even though there … [Read more...]

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...]

Launch of the Mid and East Antrim Local Biodiversity Action Plan

The Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) for Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne Council areas, which will form the new Mid and East Antrim Council area was launched today at Ballygally Hall and marks what will be a key landmark for biodiversity … [Read more...]

Discovering our wonderful wildlife

A priority for the mid and east Antrim area is to produce a Local Biodiversity Action Plan. This document will include a Biodiversity Audit that will describe some of the important plant and animal life in the region and an Action Plan listing … [Read more...]