As many of you know, we commissioned consultant ecologist Roger Goodwillie (pictured below) to carry out a biodiversity study of local green areas. Roger’s study included Longford Gardens (the wild part of the DART park; the banks of Stradbrook Stream; Monkstown Castle, Carrickbrennan Lawn; Carrickbrennan Cemetery; CBC Monkstown; Vesey Park; and De Vesci Gardens. This is the full report, with recommended actions, Monkstown Village Biodiversity Report Nov 2019

Sources of information about pollinators:

 “Gardening for Biodiversity”, a lovely 40-page easy-to-follow booklet from the Department of Heritage via Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council is available to download

There is also a super webinar to go with it,  courtesy of Limerick Co. Council.

More useful videos based on the book produced by Laois Co. Council can be found here.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan has a huge range of resources. Of particular use for domestic gardens, take a look at their guidelines for gardens and seasonal plant lists

Photo: Marian (far left) Biodiversity Sub Committee and Brendan W. Treasurer (4th from right) Tidyness, Appearance and Waste Sub Committee

Interesting Links from Tidyness, Appearance and Waste Sub Committee: