Councils can play a leading role in making the island of Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. Some of the DLR Pollinator friendly actions that have been undertaken by DLR council staff are described by dlr Biodiversity Officer, Anne Murray in the All-Ireland Pollinator Newletter 2018 (see related documents).
As part of our ongoing pollinator friendly actions, DLR are also beginning another action - Verges and Green Spaces Action for Pollinators.
This project aims to manage roadside verges and green spaces in a way that allows us to maintain safe and accessible roadsides but also support pollinators. We aim to alter mowing regimes and reduce pesticide use. These areas can be used to create and enhance the ecological networks and wildlife corridors across the county by increasing connectivity and biodiversity. Watch out for the DLR signs on road verges and in our parks.
Pollinator habitat does not happen overnight and not all locations will be suitable. Once areas have been identified, we will be creating a work plan for developing pollinator habitat along the selected section of roadside and green areas. The development of a more diverse pollinator habitat may take some years to develop so please bee-ar with us!
Watch the Blooming Bee Animation from the All - Ireland Pollinator Plan:
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