Monthly Archives: March 2013

Beach combing – without a bang

Beach combing can be great fun.  You never know what you will find – often a colourful shell, curiously patterned stone or interestingly shaped piece of driftwood. However, during a recent beach clean, the National Trust Volunteer Group discovered something … Continue reading

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Strangford Lough Working Holiday

Last week, we were very fortunate to be joined by 13 visitors on a National Trust Working Holiday.  Most of these individuals had never been to Northern Ireland before, so Strangford Lough was certainly a good place to explore first.  … Continue reading

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Cubs Clean Up Nature Reserve

Although Strangford Lough is a Marine Nature Reserve, it unfortunately still gets treated like a rubbish dump by a large number of inconsiderate and thoughtless people.  Huge quantities of litter wash up on the shore, which is not only unsightly, but … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung – with a hop

The start of 2013 has seen some horrendous weather and at times it felt like the rain was never going to stop.  But anybody who enjoys spending time in the countryside will have noticed some significant changes within the last … Continue reading

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Moths of the Moment

Sometimes, the prospect of spending Monday morning in the office isn’t the most appealing to a Countyside Warden.  I’d much rather be outside than stuck in front of a computer all day.  However, every time I arrive at the office … Continue reading

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The End in Sight for Taggart Scrub

The start of March is an important date in our Volunteer Group’s calendar.  It marks the start of the bird nesting season and is therefore the date when we stop all scrub clearing and hedge cutting.  The removal of scrub on our … Continue reading

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