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1 week ago

June Fest Newbridge

June Fest continues the online festival celebrations with a series of Facebook livestream concerts. First up we have the incredible Ross D performing an array of classic and contemporary songs. Ross is no stranger to the stage, having gigged extensively around Ireland, we are honoured to have him perform for June Fest. We called in the infantry for this one to help us get the best audio and video possible. Make sure to get your requests in early, Ross will be hitting the livestream at 9pm sharp. Tune in, turn the volume up and get into festival mode from the safety and comfort of your own home! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

June Fest Newbridge

We are currently in the middle of Swift Awareness Week. A huge amount of work is being done by Wild Kildare to help the declining numbers of these incredible birds but they need your help to! Please consider taking part in the swift survey, see below for more info. ❀️🐀We are now in the middle of Swift Awareness Week which highlights the plight of this beautiful majestic bird that has declined alarmingly from our towns and villages.
It is a pity that they are here for such a short period each year as in a few weeks time their screeching and aerial acrobatics will be sorely missed.
In order to assess the current population in Kildare, Wild Kildare survey each town and village every year where Swifts are present to see what their current status is. This information is vital as over time it builds up a huge database and shows exactly what colonies are doing well, what are stable or what are in decline. This information also aids us in our Conservation of the bird as to where exactly nest boxes are required.
If you are interested in helping us out with the survey or would like to report sightings of Swifts and their nest sites, please email wildkildare@gmail.com or phone 0876872939.
There is a place in our landscape for the Swift, which we are sadly losing. It is unthinkable that that there may be a time, and we are getting close, that so many of our towns in Kildare will have no Swifts at all.
Please help us
Thankyou
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2 weeks ago

June Fest Newbridge

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This week was International Pollinator Week and we didn't want it to go by without sharing these great videos. Many types of insects provide an essential service by pollinating the crops we eat and the flora we enjoy in our gardens and countryside.

Pollinators include butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, and ants with bees and hoverflies being the most important groups. One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes.

We've included 2 videos below that highlight the various pollinators and the challenges they face around Kildare and the rest of the country.

Importance of pollinators - www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBIKqFywxTY

What’s the Buzz about Bees - www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXHAHHHki_E

Kildare County Council Wild Kildare
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