Council hosting Biodiversity Summer Schools

editorial image

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will be hosting three weeks of Biodiversity Summer Schools from August 1-19.

The sessions aim to inspire local residents to discover more about the incredible species and habitats on their doorstep.

Mayor of Mid & East Antrim, Councillor Audrey Wales, gets hands on building biodiversity in the Borough with help from Jacob and Michael Zinny, and Conservation Volunteers Rebecca Stephenson and Chris Wood.  INCT 30-721-CON

Mayor of Mid & East Antrim, Councillor Audrey Wales, gets hands on building biodiversity in the Borough with help from Jacob and Michael Zinny, and Conservation Volunteers Rebecca Stephenson and Chris Wood. INCT 30-721-CON

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Audrey Wales said: “The Biodiversity Summer School has been running successfully in Diamond Jubilee Wood, Whitehead, for four years.”

This year, the local authority has extended the fun to include Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne and Ecos Nature Park, Ballymena.

“It gives families the opportunity to take part in fun biodiversity projects such as pond dipping, mini-beast hunts and nest box building.

“There is no need to book - just turn up to take part whatever your age.”

The events will run every weekday morning from 11.00am to 1.00pm.