Save the Bees - Join us in planting Native Wildflowers for Operation Bláthanna

Many of Ireland’s native wildflowers face extinction due to pollution, invasive species, urbanization, loss of habitat and intensive commercial farming. The use of pesticides and herbicides in farming in order to increase specific crop yields has meant that wildflowers and pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies are being poisoned. Hence flora and fauna species are declining alarmingly and a countryside that was once populated with flowers representing all the colours of the rainbows, that throbbed to the sounds of a wide of variety bees and birds is sadly becoming a thing of the past.
Please help us reverse this trend and save Ireland’s indigenous flowers and associated pollinating insects and bats. Under the expert tutelage of Padraic Keirns, Conservation Volunteers Galway and Conservation Volunteers Terryland Forest Park are once again teaming up to organise another major re-flowering of the forest of Terryland. So we ask you to please join us at 10am on this Saturday to plant over one thousand wildflowers such as sanicle, bluebell, wild rose and honeysuckle.

Rendezvous: 10am at gate entrance to Terryland Forest Park near Currys in Galway Retail Park, Headford Road.

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