Friends Of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen commended

The Mayor of Mid & East Antrim met the ‘Friends of' Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen on Saturday 14th May 2016. The Mayor commended the group on their hard work and dedication over the last 10 months and thanked them for their interest in … [Read more...]

Mid and East Antrim Biodiversity Summer School a Huge Success

Seed Bombing at Jubilee WoodThe Biodiversity Summer School has been held at Diamond Jubilee Wood, Whitehead since the woodland officially opened in 2012. This is the fourth successful year. The Biodiversity Summer School gives families the … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Coast

Whitehead developed as a coastal community, situated on the northern side of Belfast Lough. The nearby towns of Carrickfergus and Larne have a long history as ports and coastal transport by boat from smaller harbours used to be important. Whitehead … [Read more...]

Hedgerow Hopes

Southeast Antrim is one of four regions involved in the Heritage Lottery funded Hedgerow Hopes project, which started in 2012 and will continue until 2015. Hedgerows are an important habitat for a wide range of wildlife including birds, bats, field … [Read more...]

Many more trees please

Ireland is the least wooded region of Europe and planting trees is a great way for everyone to help the environment. A number of community tree days were organised at in mid and east Antrim by the Biodiversity Officer in the 2012-13 tree planting … [Read more...]

Having a quacking Christmas

Larne Lough is famous for its birdlife. One highlight is the tern colony on the tiny Swan Island and the man-made Blue Circle Island, situated near Magheramorne. Common gull, greenshank and redshank are also present in nationally important numbers … [Read more...]

Celebrating World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day, celebrated on June 8, is an opportunity to highlight the importance of the marine environment that has been taken up with enthusiasm in east Antrim. In 2012, events held on this date included a Whale Watch organised with Ian … [Read more...]