This exciting project is led by Causeway Coast to focus on the conservation of semi-natural grassland over the next three years.
Don’t mow let it grow
Don’t Mow, Let It Grow project will focus on the conservation of semi-natural grassland over the next three years. Specifically on the management of road verges and amenity grasslands across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area. This exciting project is led by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, working in partnership with Transport NI and NIEA.
It will look at different ways of managing semi natural grasslands to show how small changes in management give big benefits to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
A major outcome will be the production of a practical management toolkit, covering all aspects of this project that any organisation can use to show the benefits and implement similar improved operations in their management.
The project will identify trial verges and amenity grassland sites in order to:
- highlight and develop a range of management options
- assess biodiversity, ecosystem services and cost benefits of this alternative management
- train land managers and volunteers in management options, grassland selection, species identification, Invasive Alien Species and monitoring
- promote the benefits to wider public
What have you seen
Whatever you may come across in the grasslands or verges you can report back to us through the website. Either by completing a survey or uploading images of what you discover.
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Just 5 more days until our event at Flowerfield Arts Centre - celebrating the achievements made to date by the Don't Mow Let It Grow project with some very special guests! We hope you can join us for a special Facebook Live video on Tuesday 23rd October at 10.20am. See you then! 🐝 ... See MoreSee Less
Red Squirrel Guided Walk – Cottage Wood, Cushendall
Sat 13th October 10:30 – 12:30
Join the Glens Red Squirrel group to celebrate “Squirreltober” with a guided walk through Cottage Wood to see if you can spot the Red Squirrel, which is regularly seen here. The woodland also contains a range of native and non-native species of trees and shrubs such as Scots Pine, Elder, Holly and Ash. A wide range of plants grow below the woodland canopy including Wood Sorrel, Primroses, Saxifrage, Wild Garlic, Celandine, Bluebells and Violets. Look out for Robins, Blue Tits, Sparrows, and Blackbirds.
To Register: Book Online at: squirreltober.eventbrite.com Tel: 028 2075 2100 ... See MoreSee Less