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Himalayan Balsam is back!
27 March 2014

Himalayan Balsam growing on fallen tree, Belvoir Forest, Belfast

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a plant many of us are familiar with, either from walking along riverbanks and seeing its pink flowers like trumpets in...

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Have you seen (or heard) a cuckoo?
26 March 2014

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Mark the return of spring by listening out for the cuckoo!

Help in recording what is for many the distinctive sound of spring – the call of the cuckoo. If you see or...

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Noel Lowry
9 March 2014

The late Noel Lowry

It is with great sadness that we recently learnt of the passing of Noel Lowry.

Noel worked for The Conservation Volunteers for 24 years from 1986 to 2010.

Initially employed on a government scheme as Belfast...

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The birds are still peckish
7 March 2014

Yoghurt pots prepared to make fatballs for birds

The birds are still 'peck'ish... see what we did there?

The temperatures are (maybe) very slowly starting to rise and the days showing a bit of a stretch. And...

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Youth groups defy the weather to join in and feel good
28 February 2014

Team of people ready to work

The work carried out by our Conservation Action Team in the North East...

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