Diamond Jubilee Wood

Diamond Jubilee Wood, Whitehead was created in 2012 as a living, lasting legacy to commemorate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as monarch. The 60 acre woodland near Bentra Golf Course to the north of Whitehead was … [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...]

Rea’s Wood BIG Spring Clean

Rea's Wood BIG Spring Clean When: Join the Rea's Wood BIG Spring Clean on Saturday 23rd April, starting at 10.30am. Where? A transport service will be provided for volunteers, picking up from Lough Shore Park, Antrim. Volunteers attending … [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...]

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...]

Carnfunnock Country Park

Formerly the grounds of a private estate, Carnfunnock Country Park is situated on the Coast Road, outside Larne. This visitor attraction has a number of facilities including visitor centre, activity playground, Caravan Park, and formal gardens that … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Dont Mow

Tuesday 4th August 2015 Don’t Mow, Let it Grow! – Have your say on short V long! This is a new project is aiming to challenge our desire for neat and tidy mown grass. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in partnership with Transport NI and … [Read more...]