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Events

 

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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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Bee Curious Event 10 April 2017

Bee Curious Event

Enter the world of pollinators and find out more ab out the amazing creatures that are so valuable in our world and contribute so much to our food supply. Thanks to the work of our pollinating insects we can enjoy a wide and varied diet which includes plants, fruit, vegetable and berries from all over the world.

Without them we wouldn’t even have chocolate or coffee! Despite the importance of pollinators, all too often they are taken for granted and with an ever increasing global population their importance in world food supply is under–estimated.

The Bee Curious event on 17th June at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre aims to celebrate the value of these creatures and their significance to local food producers. As well as selling local produce there will be cookery demonstrations using local foods pollinated by insects.

There will be a range of stalls which will provide locally produced foods including honey and preserves, cosmetics derived from natural ingredients and bee keeping equipment. There will be lots of people from a range of conservation organisations on hand to provide advice and information on ways to help our pollinators and plants on sale to help visitors to bring pollinators into their gardens.

Talks and short walks of Oxford Island will highlight some of the features that can be included in gardens looking at useful plants and simple features to benefit the insects, bees and wildlife in general.

The event will take place at Oxford Island National Nature Reserve on Saturday 17th June and aims to attract a wide audience of all ages including families. In addition to the stalls and local producers there will be ongoing activities and demonstrations to suit all ages.

For further information contact Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 028 3832 2205 or e–mail andrew.griggs@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk or visit www.oxfordisland.com or check out Facebook – www.facebook.com/oxfordislandnaturereserve

 

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