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Pollinators and Gardening – Course


Creating a Four-Season Pollinator Garden The workshop will investigate the foraging behaviour of different native pollinator groups, honey, bumble, and solitary bees, hoverflies, and butterflies. We will also discuss appropriate garden design: siting and shelter; choice layout and flowering sequence of forage plants. The location is an established pollinator garden and the day will include […]

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Keep Mayo Buzzing

Saturday June 18th 2016
An introduction to native pollinators and the all-Ireland project to protect them

Get to know the local seasonal bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and hoverflies that help to pollinate our food crops, their lifestyles, favourite plants and habitat needs. Find out about some simple steps you can take to help the ongoing national project to conserve and build our pollinator populations.

The day includes two short walks to practise identifying pollinators (weather permitting!) and their forage plants.

10:30 AM to 4.00 PM near Straide, Foxford, Co Mayo, Ireland

€35, including tea and coffee, information pack

Bring rain-gear and strong shoes for the observation walks.


For booking and more information please use contact form:

Pollinator Study Day – 21st May

As the next event for the Mayo Naturalists’ Field Club, I am giving a course with my friend Celia this coming Saturday near Straide Co Mayo – May 21st from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

The morning will focus on the main Irish pollinator groups, their current status, lifestyles and habitat needs. Weather permitting we will observe pollinator activity in the immediate area: bumblebees, Spring butterflies and early hoverflies.

In the afternoon we will take a walk to look at different habitat types and pollinator forage plants, review the aims of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, and discuss recently published strategies for putting them into practice at local level.

Cost: €10.00 (kindly subsidised by Mayo Heritage)

Please bring: any observations on pollinator activity in your neighbourhood this spring; rain-gear, stout shoes, and a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Booking essential as places are limited. Please fill out the form below to book or for more information.