Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Sept Come along and visit the Don’t Mow Let It Grow roadshow, learn about the project and enjoy the free family activities. If anyone would like to volunteer at the event and help with the activities, please contact email@example.com … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow Let It Grow Road Show at Airwaves, Portrush
Austrian Scythe training – Riverside Park
Cairns Family Open Day, Cushendall
Isla, Eve and Hollie having fun with Bizzy Flo and Friends in Cushendall over the weekend. Don’t Mow Let It Grow road show, attended the annual Cairns Allotment family open day, the team joined in the festivities with colouring in activities with Buzzy Flo & her friends and playing with the project Frisbees, getting everyone out into Cairns very own meadow too! … [Read more...] about Cairns Family Open Day, Cushendall
Honeybee Inspired Talk & Workshop
Thurs Aug 23rd 7.30 – 9pm, Auditorium, Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Spend an evening with Roe Valley Beekeepers’ Association for a glimpse into the wonderful craft of beekeeping, and be inspired with short talks from beekeepers on their work during the beekeeping season. Various displays will be available such as honey and beeswax, mead, beekeeping equipment and bee friendly planting. The evening will conclude with tea, coffee & biscuits and an opportunity to network, wander round the displays and chat to the speakers. Places are limited so booking is essential Please book with … [Read more...] about Honeybee Inspired Talk & Workshop
Austrian Scythe Training, Riverside Park, Ballymoney
Sat 18th August Scything is a traditional hay meadow cutting technique and is perfect for managing your own meadows, as well as for areas that are more tricky to manage with modern machinery. Join Neil Foulkes for a beginners training session on the traditional skill and art of scything. You will learn how to set up, sharpen and maintain an Austrian scythe, along with safe use and correct cutting techniques. Place are very limited. To initially register your interest email: firstname.lastname@example.org … [Read more...] about Austrian Scythe Training, Riverside Park, Ballymoney
Lark in the Park
Great to see lots of visitors meeting Bizzy Flo and friends at Lark in the Park at Cottage Wood in Cushendall! … [Read more...] about Lark in the Park
Bishops Road is another Dont Mow Let It Grow site that is well worth a visit at the moment, full of heathers, meadowsweet, and ladys bedstraw and alive with bees and butterflies. Like Torr Rd it comes into its own slightly later in the season due to its elevation and exposure to the elements. … [Read more...] about Bishops Road
Torr Head Road looking it’s stunning best!
Our pollinators really need these flowers! Knapweed, orchids, meadowsweet, ladys bedstraw, to name but a few and all being visited by butterflies and bees a plenty!’ … [Read more...] about Torr Head Road looking it’s stunning best!
The making of a biodiversity hero – Bizzy Flo!
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!
Wildflower Identification Walk, Riverside Park, Ballymoney
Sat 21st July 2-4pm Join Rachel Bain, Project Manager and Dave Allen, Allen & Mellon Environmental, for a walk through Riverside Park, looking at the 5 areas of meadows being managed as part of the Don’t Mow Let It Grow Project. Looking at the wildflowers flourishing in these meadows and learning how to identify them. Dave Allen has over 35 years’ experience of working in the environment sector with particular expertise in habitat management, lepidoptera and ornithology. Dave is also a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Meeting in … [Read more...] about Wildflower Identification Walk, Riverside Park, Ballymoney