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Castlerock Walk Fest

Saturday 2nd September
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
N/A

Car Bazaar

Saturday 2nd September
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Autumn Book Fair at The Argory

Saturday 2nd September
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Bushcraft for Beginners

Saturday 2nd September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£35 including a packed lunch

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Ards Beach Cleaning

Saturday 9th September
Strangford Lough meet at Portaferry
No Charge

NI Environment Week – Benburb Castle

Saturday 9th September
Benburb Castle
Free

NI Environment Week – Picnic with nature at Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – The Park After Dark – Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – Walk on the wild side – Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

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NI Environment Week – Brexit: The Future of the Environment in NI

Monday 11th September
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Free

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NI Environment Week – Batty about bats!

Wednesday 13th September
Rathfern Community Centre, Knockenagh Avenue, Carnmoney

NI Environment Week – Get your hands dirty!

Thursday 14th September
Various
Free

NI Environment Week – Creggan Heritage Trail for 50+ groups

Thursday 14th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – Power from the Planet – Creggan Country Park

Friday 15th September
Creggan Country Park

Hedge Fun

Saturday 16th September
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Wildlife Tracking

Saturday 16th September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£45 including lunch

NI Environment Week – Food from the Hills, Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre

Saturday 16th September
Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre
£5 per person (Belfast Hills Friends discounted rate of £3)

MCS Beachwatch

Sunday 17th September
Murlough NNR
No Charge

Foraging for Wild Foods and Medicine

Sunday 17th September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£40

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Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 24th September
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Red Squirrel Day

Saturday 30th September
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Tea Blending

Saturday 30th September
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

 

Blessed Recognition for NI trees 23 June 2017

The Woodland Trust is urging tree lovers to stump up nominations for Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year 2017 (via The Woodland Trust)

The competition is open to any living and loved tree in the UK; with Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales each having its own contest.  Any individual, group or organisation can enter through the Woodland Trust’s website until 30 July.

Actor and Woodland Trust supporter Brian Blessed is lending his powerful voice to the contest.  He said: “We want to hear about the most impressive, unusual and knobbly specimens – a bit like me!

“After all, trees are more than just a bit of greenery; they are intriguing characters that have become a beloved part of our landscape and history. They deserve to be celebrated and cherished.

“It reminds me of a Pamela Tennant poem: ‘But at night do you believe they’re trees? They’re little old men with twisted knees’!”

Each country’s winning tree will benefit from a tree care award of up to £1,000. The carefully tailored package could be used for pruning or professional advice; it could even support a community event in celebration of the tree.

Last year’s competition saw ‘Old Homer’, a holm oak in Rostrevor’s Kilbroney Park, capture hearts and minds to take the Northern Ireland crown. The charity now hopes to find a rightful successor.

Patrick Cregg, director of the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland, added: “Tree of the Year brings a wonderful opportunity for individuals and communities to nominate and share their best–loved trees. We’re looking for a tree with a story, legend, historical significance, or one which is a local landmark.  Our aim is to draw attention to our country’s amazing trees, giving them the recognition they deserve.

Read the full press release here…

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