Buncrana is blooming great after winning ‘pollinator’ award

first_imgBuncrana Tidy Towns has won the regional ‘Tidy Towns’ Local Authority Pollinator Award for the North West & West Region in the Large Town Category for its pollinator project. The winners were announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards in The Helix, Dublin City University today.Since 2016, Local Authority Heritage Offices & Biodiversity Offices in partnership with the National Biodiversity Data Centre have sponsored an annual Local Authority Pollinator Award as part of the ‘Tidy Towns’ competition. Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer, explained “The focus of the award is on biodiversity and the crucial role that the declining population of Irish bees play in the pollination of our plants, trees and vegetables. The award encourages local groups to implement pollinator-friendly actions in their towns and villages.“The award contributes to the achievement of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Among the measures implemented by Buncrana Tidy Towns were selective mowing, the planting of pollinator-friendly plants, the installation of bee boxes/hotels, the erection of signage highlighting areas managed for biodiversity and the delivery of public talks on wildlife.”There was a great response this year with 70 applications nationwide from 24 counties; a 20% increase on the number of entries from last year. The standard of the applications was very high. Like the other regional award winners, Buncrana Tidy Towns will collect a €1,000 prize.There is an annual prize of a national winner and four regional award winners in two categories and other winners included Maynooth, Carrigaline, Clonmel, Askeaton, Ballycanew and Ballintubber. Geashill, County Offaly won one of the regional prizes and the overall national prize.The ‘Tidy Towns’ regional awards ceremonies will also take place in October and November. For more information, visit www.tidytowns.ieBuncrana is blooming great after winning ‘pollinator’ award was last modified: September 25th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranapollinator awardtidy townslast_img read more

Slothy Sundays A dangerous dump

first_imgRelated posts:Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world Slothy Sunday: Sloths, sloths everywhere Slothy Sunday: A baby sloth is born Slothy Sunday: High-tech backpacks key to saving baby sloths Sloths have little reason to leave the safety of the rain forest canopy, but once a week the sluggish mammals descend to the base of their favorite tree in order to defecate. This puts them at risk of being attacked by predators.The exact reason why sloths make this dangerous journey is still a mystery, but researchers believe that it may help maintain the algae gardens in their fur.Check out 11 other lesser known sloth facts.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more