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Wildlife Projects for Tidy Towns

Early flowers provide vital food for pollinators

Ireland’s Wildlife contributor Albert Nolan urges communities to champion wildlife as part of the nationwide Tidy Towns initiative.   Spring had forgotten about our part of the world as a chilling wind greeted us in the morning. Bags and pickers were quickly shared out and everyone was glad to start walking and get the….

Mink in Athlone on borrowed time thanks to Tidy Towns

Athlone Tidy Towns committee has declared war on the feral mink population after noticing a marked decline in local wildfowl. The town in County Westmeath approached the National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) when the committee noticed that waterfowl numbers were falling in the area. When they discovered that non-native….