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Mid Ulster Vintage Rally

Saturday 3rd June
Springhill Moneymore
Adult £5, Child

Car Bazaar

Saturday 3rd June
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Yogurt Popsicles Show

Sunday 4th June
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Scenic Forest Walk

Sunday 4th June
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Ramble with our Ranger

Sunday 4th June
Castle Ward
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 4th June
Near Bryansford Village
Free

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Biodiversity Training

Tuesday 6th June
Castle Espie, Portmore Lough
see above

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Moth Night

Friday 9th June
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 10th June
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Open Book

Saturday 10th June
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Grass Roots Summer Outing

Saturday 10th June
TBC
Free

The Flaggy Shore

Saturday 10th June
Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy
£10

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Brexit – Implications for the Environment on the island of Ireland

Friday 16th June
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk
Free

Orchid Walk

Saturday 17th June
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1

Bee Curious at Oxford Island

Saturday 17th June
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Free

Whitehead Peregrine Watch

Saturday 17th June
Beach Road, Whitehead
Free

Garden Fair

Sunday 18th June
Springhill Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Mid–Summer Walk

Sunday 18th June
Giant’s Causeway
Adult £7, Child £7

Rea’s Wood, Antrim – Himalayan Balsam Control

Sunday 18th June
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Social Investment Clinic

Tuesday 20th June
Linen Hall Library, Belfast
Free

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Get Mellow in the Meadow

Saturday 24th June
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Rock Pool Picnic

Saturday 24th June
Kearney
Adult Free, Child £3

Specialist Plant Fair

Saturday 24th June
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Outdoor Adventures

Sunday 25th June
Crom
Normal Admission, Members Free

Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 25th June
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Marvellous Moths at Oxford Island

Sunday 25th June
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
£5.00 for adults, £2.50 for children

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Sustainability and Planning for the Future

Tuesday 27th June
Ranfurly House, Tower Room, Dungannon
Free

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A Magical Springtime Adventure 19 April 2017

A magical springtime adventure, with Blue and Belle

The Woodland Trust invites families to experience a magical bluebell adventure at Prehen Wood in Derry/Londonderry.

Two woodland fairies, Blue and Belle, will lead explorers through this beautiful ancient woodland on an important mission: to save the bluebells from Big Old Foot, a clumsy giant.

The characters are brought to life via an app, which is designed for children and uses the latest technology. Simply download the app and let the fairy tale begin.

Trail markers are temporarily positioned, up until 21 May, throughout Prehen Wood. Point a phone or tablet at each marker; watch Blue and Belle come to life on the screen; and get ready to help them with their challenge.

Rosie Irwin is the Woodland Trust’s site manager and says: “This spring brings an unmissable opportunity for families at Prehen Wood. Young minds will be transported on a magical journey thanks to two woodland fairies, Blue and Belle, who must stop the giant from trampling the wildflowers.

“And aside from the brilliant adventure on offer thanks to technology, our woods and countryside really are bursting into life right now, with bluebells and hawthorn about to flower. Prehen Wood, right on the doorstep of the city, is one of our most striking bluebell woods. So, while the kids keep an eye on Blue and Belle, adults can enjoy the real thing. ”
Native bluebells are bouncing back – a quintessential sign of spring and a natural remedy to shake off the winter blues. Often found in ancient woodland, they usually make their debut around mid–April, depending upon region and the amount of sunlight reaching the woodland floor.

Reports are now suggesting a glimmer of blue across the country, and the Woodland Trust is calling for the Northern Ireland public to record sightings of flowering bluebells as part of its Nature’s Calendar survey.

Eagle–eyed observers are asked to go one step further: to identify if they’ve spotted the native beauty or the non–native Spanish variety. To join the Big Bluebell Watch, and get simple identification tips, head to http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

Those in search of fairies, and further information on Prehen Wood, should download the bluebell app at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/familytrail

No booking is required. Please wear sturdy footwear. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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