Great Yellow Bumble bee
We are delighted to be involved in the Great Yellow Bumblebee Project EIP, providing the Project Ecologist and Project Administration roles for the project. The Great Yellow Bumblebee is one of Ireland’s rarest bees, whose stronghold is on the Mullet Peninsula and Erris coastal mainland. We are working with 30 farmers on this 1 year pilot project looking to see how we could develop a results base scheme which could aid in the conservation of this iconic bumblebee.
Karina really enjoyed working on this short project with the Education Department at the Country Life Museum at Turlough. The work included delivering an online workshop to four schools through Ireland.
One Change for Biodiversity
Giorria Environmental Services have been delighted to work with the Heritage Officer in Roscommon County Council in delivering the “One Change for Biodiversity Project” to five community groups in County Roscommon. The project was funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht under the National Biodiversity Action Plan. Karina, worked virtually with a committee member looking at how the communities could make small changes in the way they managed their green areas can make a big difference for nature and wildlife.
How to collect native Irish wildflower seed
Each year in Ireland Heritage Week is a national week of celebration for all things heritage.
This is a video made for heritage week 2020, is about native Irish wildflowers, and and how we can collect wildflower seeds and grow them. The video looks at various Irish wildflowers.
Following the Leave No Trace principle “Leave What You Find”, we cannot go and dig up wildflowers, nor should we pick them, however, we can gather seed.