Saturday 13 April saw the launch of the Lough Erne Amazing Pollinators project at Castle Archdale Country Park. The project is being delivered in partnership with the Fermanagh Beekeepers Association, Butterfly Conservation and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.
The launch event took place with the first of a number of workshops “An Introduction to Pollinators and their Habitats”. This workshop provided theoretical training on pollinator habitats and types of pollinators in the classroom and then followed by an outdoor stroll in the gardens to try and locate some pollinators in their natural habitats.
The project aims to protect and enhance the habitats for pollinators in the region. This will be done through a programme of events to raise awareness of pollinators and how provide suitable habitats, this includes bees, butterflies, moths and all other pollinators.
As part of this project pollinator “hunger zones” will be identified and plant species for pollinators will be planted to enhance the habitat available. LELP will also work closely with the Fermanagh Beekeepers Association on the Wild Bee Research Project , this project will identify areas to place wild bee boxes and monitor the boxes throughout the year in order to establish the health of wild bees in the Fermanagh region. Further information on the project can be found here.
Further Workshops will be taking place in the coming months as detailed below.
Saturday 18th May – Introduction to Butterflies
Saturday 8th June – Introduction to Moths
Spaces for each of the workshops are limited to register email email@example.com or telephone 028 6632 7109.