Category: <span>Conservation at Kilclief</span>

Category: Conservation at Kilclief

Conserving The Endangered Hypochaeris Glabra

Hypochaeris glabra, Smooth Cat’s Ear, is an endangered native wildflower in Ireland. It occurs only on the North Coast of the island in small populations. It is on the Schedule 8 Plant List, Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern-Ireland) 2011, placing it under government protection. This legislation is one means …

Banking On Seeds

Ireland’s native wildflowers In recent years, there has been a growing interest in preserving Ireland’s native wildflowers. These plants are an important part of the country’s natural heritage, and play a vital role in supporting biodiversity and maintaining healthy ecosystems. Unfortunately, many of these wildflowers are threatened by habitat loss, …

Why do we attempt to protect plant species?

Photograph of Sisyrinchium angustifolium courtesy of Robert and Hannah Northridge. Why do we attempt to protect plant species? Conserving endangered plant species is vital to the preservation of our ecosystems. While we can’t be sure of the current role of tiny remnants of endangered species within the ecosystems that still …

Native seed production

Volunteers have been keeping field crops alive and weeded. The drought over the spring hit hard and both plug planting and seed sowing had to stop. Thankfully the rain has come back and coinciding well, more volunteers have been able to start emerging and now recently we stood outside in …

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