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An Taisce Announces Green Flag Pollinator Awards

  The 2022 Green Flag Awards were announced today by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens. A record-breaking 104 awards were given to parks, heritage and community sites around the island. Of these, 85 are … Continued

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South Dublin County Council’s Pollinator Plan

Brendan Redmond, Executive Parks Superintendent at South Dublin County Council, tells us about the work the council is doing for pollinators and biodiversity.    2022 has been a very successful year to date. Work that has been carried out on … Continued

Read More on Skerries Wild Bee Festival 2022

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Skerries Wild Bee Festival 2022

  In August 2022, Skerries celebrated its first Wild Bee Festival. This three-day event ran from the 26th to the 29th of August, and was a collaboration between Fingal County Council, the National Biodiversity Data Centre, and Sustainable Skerries. Over … Continued

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Hoverflies, the ‘Farmers Friend’.

There are around 180 different species of Hoverfly in Ireland.  They are important pollinators of plants and crops, the second most important after wild bees.   Hoverflies may only live a few days to a few weeks, with many of … Continued

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A Farm Biodiversity Walk, by Alan Poole

To introduce myself, my name is Alan Poole, formerly an ecologist and now an intensive dairy farmer from Gorey Co. Wexford. Also, on my team are, my wife Cheryl and 3 children. Last winter while doing some mundane job on … Continued
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