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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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The All–Ireland Pollinator Plan 18 September 2015

Ireland buzzing as 68 organisations come together to save pollinators

 

AIPP

 

Sixty–eight governmental and non–governmental organisations have agreed a shared plan of action to tackle pollinator decline and make Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive.

The All–Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015–2020, published today, makes Ireland one of the first countries in Europe with a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination services. The initiative has generated huge support and has culminated in agreement to deliver 81 actions to make Ireland more pollinator friendly.

The Plan identifies actions that can be taken on farmland, public land and private land. These include creating pollinator highways along our transport routes, making our public parks pollinator friendly and encouraging the public to see their gardens as potential pit–stops for our busy bees.

It is also about raising awareness on pollinators and how to protect them. With the support of organisations like An Taisce Green–Schools it aims to ensure that everyone from schoolchildren to farmers, gardeners, local authorities and businesses know what pollinators need and which simple cost–effective actions they can take to help. The Plan will also support Ireland’s bee keepers in keeping our honeybees healthy.

“Unfortunately, Irish pollinators are in decline, with one third of our 98 bee species threatened with extinction,” said Dr Úna FitzPatrick from the National Biodiversity Data Centre, who chaired the Plan steering group.

Dr Jane Stout, Associate Professor in Botany at Trinity College Dublin, who co–chaired the group, added: “If we want pollinators to be available to pollinate our crops and wild plants for future generations we need to manage the landscape in a more sustainable way and create a joined–up network of diverse and flower rich habitats as well as reduce our use of chemical insecticides. This doesn’t just mean in the countryside, but in our towns and villages as well.”

Read more via The National Biodiversity Data Centre…