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Why I don’t plant wildflower seed

I am often asked, “should I plant wildflower seed?” My answer is always that pollinators themselves would say “no”. Would I sow wildflower seed in my own garden? I might put some in a patio pot, but there is absolutely … Continued

Read More on Pledge your Garden for pollinators

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Pledge your Garden for pollinators

So many homeowners are beginning to see their gardens in a new light. They want to make their gardens more wildlife-friendly and contribute small patches of pollinator-friendly habitats to our landscape. In order to celebrate this, and to encourage more … Continued

Read More on Key lessons learned from the Pollinator Plan 2015-2020

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Key lessons learned from the Pollinator Plan 2015-2020

We are incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to coordinate the implementation of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP) 2015-2020. Through management of this initiative on biodiversity conservation, and through working in collaboration with all our partners, we have learned … Continued

Read More on Why ‘wildflower seed’ is a prickly issue

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Why ‘wildflower seed’ is a prickly issue

– Rethinking the wildflower meadow By Yvonne Buckley, Professor of Zoology, Trinity College Dublin There’s something madly romantic about a sea of poppies and cornflowers shimmering in a summer breeze. We imagine lazing in this mirage of a wildflower meadow, … Continued

Read More on New Pollinator Action Plan for Co Kildare

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New Pollinator Action Plan for Co Kildare

  Kildare County Council signed up as a Local Authority Partner to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan on February 22nd 2021. Councillor Mark Stafford, Cathaoirleach of Kildare County Council and Peter Carey Chief Executive of KCC signed the agreement between Kildare … Continued

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Debunking some myths about bees

Excerpt: “Honeybees are a managed pollinator and are often classified as livestock. Adding honeybee hives to the landscape is NOT a biodiversity action. …One third of our 98 wild bee species are at risk of extinction. If lost, they will … Continued
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