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  • Make the most of your coast during National Marine Week

    Monday 18th July, 2016

    Snorkel Safari on North Coast

    We do love to be beside the seaside, and this National Marine Week (23 July – 7 August) Ulster Wildlife is encouraging holiday makers and locals alike to do more than dip a toe in the water, and take a plunge into the endless possibilities of our underwater world.

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  • Leaving the EU: what next for our environment?

    Monday 27th June, 2016

    Common dolphin and calf (c) Joanne O'Brien

    We are very disappointed that the UK will be leaving the European Union as we believed that our environment and wildlife would be better served within the EU.

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  • National Meadows Day

    Wednesday 22nd June, 2016

    Six spot burnet moth on self-heal (c) J. Amies

    Saturday 2nd July
    Putting Fermanagh’s meadows back on the map

    This year's National Meadows Day is promising to be the biggest yet, with up to 100 events taking place across England, Scotland, N. Ireland and Wales in celebration of ancient wildflower meadows and their wildlife. From hands-on experience with a seed fiddle, to moth trapping, bug hunts and flower identification, here in Northern Ireland people will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the wonder of a flower-rich meadow on their doorstep.

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  • ‘Crafty’ history uncovered at Belfast Hills Big Dig

    Wednesday 22nd June, 2016

    Slievenacloy Big Dig

    Archaeologists at this year’s Belfast Hills Big Dig at Slievenacloy’s earthen ring were stunned and excited to find evidence of craft manufacture at what was previously assumed to be a simple Early Christian farmstead and cattle enclosure.

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  • Guided Whalewatch at Ramore Head

    Tuesday 21st June, 2016

    Guided Whalewatch at Ramore Head

    Ulster Wildlife and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are holding a guided whale watch at Ramore Head on Saturday 16 July from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

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  • Search for hidden treasures along Glenarm’s seashore

    Tuesday 21st June, 2016

    Seashore scavenge

    Discover the weird and wonderful wildlife that lives on the seashore at Glenarm on Friday 1 July.

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  • Holywood pupils dip into our underwater world

    Tuesday 14th June, 2016

    Education session at Holywood PS - interactive game

    P5 pupils at Holywood Primary School have been dipping their toes into our fascinating underwater world during a marine wildlife education session delivered by Ulster Wildlife on Wednesday 1st June.

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  • Eco-coasteering adventure in Bangor

    Monday 6th June, 2016

    Eco-coasteering in Northern Ireland

    Ulster Wildlife, in collaboration with Coasteering NI, is calling for outdoor adventurers to join them for a morning of eco-coasteering on Saturday 11 June, along the North Down coastline.

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  • National Moth Night at Glenarm Nature Reserve

    Wednesday 1st June, 2016

    Large Emerald moth (c) Andy Crory

    Most people think of moths as annoying little brown things fluttering around lights or as pests which eat holes in clothes. Ulster Wildlife is inviting everyone to Glenarm Nature reserve on Sunday 12 June at 10am to open their eyes to the weird and wonderful world of moths by taking part in National Moth Night, the UK's biggest celebration of moth recording.

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  • St Gerards’ pupils take a dip below the waves

    Thursday 26th May, 2016

    Pupils from St Gerard's with Orlagh McLaughlin, Nature Skills Trainee

    Pupils from St Gerard’s School in Belfast, have been dipping their toes into our fascinating underwater world as part of a ‘Shaping the Seas’ education programme delivered by Ulster Wildlife.

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