iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey on 1,000 adults in ROI to discover how they feel about bees and measures that have been taken to help them. - 88% of individuals believe the Irish government has not worked sufficiently to help save the bees. - 38% of people have personally taken measures to help save the bees. Top 3 measures people have taken to help save the bees: 1. Planting different flowers that bees prefer (69%), 2. Reducing the use of pesticides (56%), 3. Telling friends and family about the importance of bees (50%). 75% are aware that bees … [Read more...] about Survey says…..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow Let It Grow Road Show at Airwaves, Portrush
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
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
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: email@example.com … [Read more...] about Austrian Scythe Training, Riverside Park, Ballymoney
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
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!
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!