Council see education and awareness as an important tool both within and outside the organisation, to promote the need to conserve biodiversity and help to inspire public understanding and voluntary activity.
Help us become a more biodiversity-rich Borough. We will continue to engage with our local community groups, schools, the farming community, and businesses, to encourage you to make changes that benefit our local biodiversity. Keep an eye on antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/events
Library Seed Scheme
We’ve teamed up with the Library Board to introduce a Seed Scheme for library users across the Borough.
The aim is to encourage residents to cultivate wildflowers in their gardens, creating habitats for our pollinators and insects. These flowers will offer shelter, breeding grounds, and food in the form of leaves, pollen and nectar. Vibrantly coloured wildflowers will serve as a food source for insects and invertebrates, such as hoverflies, caterpillars and bees, which will, in turn provide nourishment for birds.
The free seed sachets are available from the following libraries:
Download the Local Biodiversity Action Plan