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Experience orchids flourishing in Ballymoney Riverside Park.

Experience orchids flourishing in Ballymoney Riverside Park.

Mon, July 10, 2017

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council are delighted that the Don’t Mow, Let it Grow Project is truly making a difference to our local verges and grasslands.

Wildflowers such as the common spotted and early purple are beginning to flourish again demonstrating the huge positive impact biodiversity projects like this have on our environment.

To celebrate this, Causeway Coast and Glens Biodiversity Officer, Rachel Bain would like to invite local residents on a wildlife walk in Ballymoney Riverside Park.

Looking at the stunning array of wildflowers, butterflies, bees and other insects this is a brilliant way to get an insight into the project.

Rachel explained, ‘Taking place on Friday 21st July at 2pm, the two hour walk will be a fantastic way to experience wildflower meadows and all that they have to offer. We will be doing a ‘show and tell’ of the different wildflowers and using butterfly nets to catch some of the insect life to get a ‘up close and personal’ look at these sometimes over looked inhabitants. All participants are asked to meet at the Main carpark, off Armour Avenue shortly before 2pm’

Don’t Mow, Let it Grow continues to protect our native plants and pollinators by the positive management of our grasslands. It goes to show that the project message really works- ‘Small changes in management give big benefits to biodiversity and ecosystem services.’

Expressing her enthusiasm for the project, The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird, said: “It is amazing to see the level of positivity that Don’t Mow, Let it Grow has brought to our area. It is an exciting and innovative project and we are incredibly proud to be involved. It clearly demonstrates our commitment to the enhancement and overall protection of our Borough’s remarkable natural environment.”

If you would like to find out more about the project, please visit our Facebook page and website at: www.dontmowletitgrow.com

‘Don’t’ Mow, Let It Grow’ is managed by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in partnership with Department for Infrastructure Roads and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.