Nature Notes 16 February 2021

Observations from staff and members on our Nature Reserves this week.

Nature reserves may look completely wild, but our 19 reserves across Northern Ireland are actually carefully managed by a dedicated team. We protect, restore and create a mix of habitats where wildlife can thrive.

Glendun Nature Reserve

This week we have spotter icicles and snowdrops in Glendun Nature Reserve. Despite the cold weather, seeing these white flowers is a sign that spring is just around the corner!  ~ John McLaughlin, Nature Reserves Officer

Straidkilly Nature Reserve

Straidkilly Nature Reserve has been covered in snow this weekend. Thanks to @ashleighmoran6 for this lovely picture ~ Ryan Bradley, Nature Reserves Officer

Straidkilly Nature Reserve (c) @ashleighmoran6

Straidkilly Nature Reserve  (c) @ashleighmoran6

Bog Meadows Nature Reserve

We've got some lovely photos from Bog Meadows. Our European Solidarity Corps volunteers have spotted some black-headed gulls, bullfinch and a house spider this week. ~ Deborah McLaughlin, Bog Meadows Community Engagement Officer