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Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 5th April
Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge
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Get Started With Horticulture

Monday 20th April
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

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Say #iwill4nature in Northern Ireland!

Thursday 23rd April
Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Rd W, Belfast BT3 9ED

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Habitat Management at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve

Sunday 26th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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Modernising and Decarbonising Energy in the UK Forum

Wednesday 29th April
Central London

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The unforgotten waterside helper 13 January 2020

Trees and watercourses – practical benefits for your farm (via DAERA)

 
  River bank

The streams, sheughs and rivers are so common in our countryside we almost never think of what their banks and edges represent – a place where water meets land habitats.

This means these waterside areas are very different, and much more varied and potentially ecologically richer than other farmland – with their own distinctive soils, vegetation and hydrology.

This is reflected in the rich array of insects and plants that depend on these often less disturbed “riparian” zones.

But do these areas have additional, practical benefits for your farm?

Read more via DAERA