Midlands 103 – Weekly Tips 17 – Ash Dieback

Did you know? Ash Dieback was identified in Ireland in 2012, this invasive pathogen poses a severe threat to the country’s ash tree population, impacting both natural woodlands and cultivated plantations.   Symptoms:  Early signs include wilting, leaf loss, distinctive diamond-shaped bark lesions, branch dieback, and overall tree health decline.   Spread:  Rapidly impacts ash […]

Midwest Radio – Weekly Tips 3 – Biodiversity in Crossmolina

  This week Midwest Radio looked at how a community has adapted their new sensory garden to include more bio-diversity Did you know… By planting wildflowers, you can attract more bees and other insects to your garden, which will help with pollination Steps as small as leaving grass verges uncut can also help improve the […]

Ocean FM – Weekly Tips 2 – Greenways and Green Ways…

    On Ours to Protect this week we asked all Ocean FM listeners to go for a Slow Mow Summer – cutting grasses and lawns every less often – maybe every 4 or 6 weeks. Did you know… For millennia, flower-rich ‘semi-natural’ grasslands have provided ample food and shelter for wildlife across Ireland. However, […]

Ocean FM – Weekly Episode 2 – Greenways and Green Ways…

Listen in as we bring you news on a proposed Greenway for Sligo and hear about the impact of No Mow May and the concept of a ‘Slow Grow Summer’. Hear Aisling chat with Declan Feeney on the banks of the river at ATU Sligo about how the University ground staff encourage bio-diversity through encouraging […]

Ocean FM – Weekly Episode 1 – Planting Native Trees

Listen in to Ocean FM as Aisling Heraughty explores the planting of native trees across the county. She chats with Shailagh Healy on a guided forest walk, meets some children who are exploring the woods and explores the impact of the Native Woodland Scheme.