Blue Planet cameraman and BBC presenter, Simon King OBE visited the the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council to help celebrate the successes of Don’t Mow, Let It Grow. The three-year pilot project is the biggest of its type in Northern Ireland, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, working in partnership with the Department for Infrastructure and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Click Here for a Copy of the Presentation The natural history film maker and BAFTA award winner, spoke at an event held in the appropriately named Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow Celebrates 3 Years Of Growth
Flo, a white tailed bumblebee, is the new star of the “Don’t Mow, Let it Grow” project, featuring in her very own animation educating young people on protecting biodiversity. I am an illustrator and graphic designer from 1440 specialising in watercolour illustration and animation. Storyboarding was my initial process where I visualised scenes, scribbled down character ideas and allowed my imagination to interpret the script. My next stage was scanning my hand painted illustrations into Photoshop to arrange and edit. I chose watercolour as the texture highlights the unique and handmade … [Read more...] about The making of a biodiversity hero – Bizzy Flo!
The Don’t Mow Let It Grow roadshow enjoyed a lovely weekend at the Salmon & Whiskey Festival in Bushmills, with lots of people dropping in to show their support and ask questions about the project and their own wildlife areas, along with their children who were having fun colouring in Bizzy Flo and friends and planting wildflower seeds in paper pots to take home. On the Saturday we were in the lovely Millennium Park next to one of our own Don’t Mow Let It Grow Meadows, and on the Sunday we were invited to join in the fun at the River Bush Salmon Station. … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow at the Salmon and Whiskey Festival