Wild Garlic Pesto

It was a beautifully sunny day and we set off with Dermot (http://forageireland.com/) from the White House along Glas-na-braden Glen.  With a promise of ‘plenty of wild garlic’ in the glen even Dermot was surprised when the smell of garlic greeted us … [Read more...]

Wild About Food!

Wild About Food is an exciting project - a partnership between Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund - which will see participants taking part in a range of activities … [Read more...]

World Wetlands Day ‘clean up’ at Canal Walk

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February to raise awareness about the value of wetlands. The theme for 2016, under the banner “Wetlands for our Future” is: Sustainable Livelihoods and is selected to demonstrate the vital role of … [Read more...]

Funding boost for Bats!

Creggan Country Park and NI Bat Group have received funding from the NIEA Challenge Fund for a province wide batty project in 2013. Local environmental charities will receive £125,000 from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency to carry out … [Read more...]

Swift – Bird of the Borough

Antrim recently adopted the Swift as the Bird of the Borough! RSPB Antrim Local Group were concerned that the number of Swifts returning to the borough had declined and some of their well-known nest sites had been lost so they raised the issue … [Read more...]

Lilian Bland Community Garden

As part of the Lilian Bland Community Garden project, in the first stages of the garden design, it was decided to include an art piece that could involve and inspire the local schools in the Glengormley area. St Marys on the Hill and Ashgrove Primary … [Read more...]

Creating a Christmas Tree Riverbank!

An exciting project is underway to improve the Six Mile Water within the park in Ballyclare. Sections of the river bank within the Six Mile Water Park have become, over the years, bare and weakened, resulting in significant bank collapse in times of … [Read more...]