WORK SUSPENDED

  TO  ALL  OUR  VOLUNTEERS   ALL  TIDY  TOWNS  WORK  IN  BALLINCOLLIG IS  SUSPENDED  UNTIL  FURTHER  NOTICE FOLLOWING  THE  REVISED  GUIDELINES  FROM  THE ...
TOGETHER APART

TOGETHER APART

TO CATCH A HONEYBEE (OR TWO) If you’re an aspiring beekeeper, you can catch your own Honeybees using a Swarm Box. Take a look at what Glendower native Micheal Crockett built and has hanging in his estate. The box was decorated by neighbour Leisha aged...
ON WE MARCH

ON WE MARCH

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Sunday is Mother’s Day and, although we will not be able to celebrate the day in the usual ways with hugs and kisses and treats of family gatherings and lunches in restaurants, the sentiment will most definitely be the same. In these uncertain...
STILL PUSHING AHEAD

STILL PUSHING AHEAD

  LITTER PICK Last Sunday there were twenty-two Volunteers and four Transition Year students out on the weekly Litter Pick. The following day this waste together with the waste from the daily Litter Picks of the previous week yielded 5 bags of Rubbish, 2 bags of...
BEES – ARTICLE FROM THE GUARDIAN

BEES – ARTICLE FROM THE GUARDIAN

  Article from The Guardian Country diary: the mother of all queen bee heroines  Buff-tailed bumblebees could be considered a hero of the animal world. Photograph: Mark Cocker It was once suggested that George Orwell’s notion of a hero was a working-class...

PESTICIDES EFFECTS ON BEES – STUDY

  Irish Wildlife Trust Interesting study here from the UK on certain pesticide’s effects on bees.  Baby bee brains develop abnormally when exposed to pesticide – study     Study was carried out by researchers from the Imperial College...
A POSITIVE WEEK

A POSITIVE WEEK

A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT At 8pm on Tuesday last up to seventy people attended the talk at the Oriel House Hotel by Margaret Griffin of Griffins Garden Centre on the Importance of planting Pollinator Friendly Plants. The evening opened with Tom Butler of Ballincollig Tidy...