Getting closer to nature

AN enjoyable day was spent in the Garry Bog and Garry Wood near Ballymoney by a number of enthusiastic members of the public.

Under a Biodiversity project co-ordinated by Ballymoney Borough Council’s Countryside Alliance officer, Sonya Crawford, there was dragonfly hunting as well as the opportunity to get up close and personal with other wild life.

Further events are being planned. These include:

Dates for next local events.

Tues 9th July The Moors Guided Walk, Castlerock, 7-9pm, Coleraine Walk Programme (CBC)

Sat 20th July Big Butterfly Count, Riverside Park, 2-4pm, Ballymoney Walk Programme (BBC)

Sat 27th July Colours of the Causeway Guided Walk, starting at Whitepark Bay at 1pm

Mon 29th July Butterfly Safari, Benone, 10–11am

Thurs 29th Aug Fungal Foray, O’Harabrook, 7-9pm, (BBC)

Sat 14th Sept Hedgerow Celebration and Forage Event, 10-12, Venue TBC (Moyle DC area)

Sat 14th Sept Family Wildlife Walk, 3-4pm, (Castlerock Walk Festival)

Sat 21st Sept Slieveanorra half day ramble, 10.30-3.30pm.

Sat 28th Sept Hedgerow Celebration and Forage Event, 10-12, Venue TBC (Limavady BC area)