Let’s go on a bug hunt in Gortin Glen Forest Park

16th April 2018

Gortin Glen Forest Park will play host to a range of fun and educational activities which celebrates bees, bugs and spring in the forest on Sunday 22nd April  from 2 pm to 4.00 pm.

Throughout the afternoon you will have the chance to take part in the bug hunt trail and learn all about mini-beasts, visit the mini-beast zoo, make a bee box with the Conservation Volunteers to take home and pot a sunflower seed to help bugs in your garden.  Don’t forget to bring a picnic to enjoy spring in the great outdoors!

This event will celebrate the importance of bees and pollinators, a key feature of the Fermanagh and Omagh Local Biodiversity Action Plan and one of many activities funded as part of the Councils ‘Beelicious’ project, supported by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, ‘Our Heritage Programme’.

‘Bee-licious’, a three-year project designed to restore native flower-rich habitats for pollinating insects, including bumblebees, solitary bees, honeybees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and beetles, is being delivered in partnership with seven other Councils across Northern Ireland.

For further information on the event at Gortin Glen Forest Park or to find out more about biodiversity please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Biodiversity Officer by telephone on  0300 300 1777, textphone 028 8225 6216 or email julie.corry@fermanaghomagh.com.

Gortin Glen is a state forest managed by the Northern Ireland Forest Service.