Download an illustrated guide written by Juanita Browne,
with tips on how to look after wildlife in your garden.
This Guide was produced by Local Authority Heritage Officers across Ireland,
with help from the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Heritage Council.
Hardcopies are available from the Heritage Office: Heritage@westmeathcoco.ie 087 6074496
Gardening For Biodiversity (5,433kB)
Are you feeling creative? Would you like to do your bit to help birds and bats by providing safe nesting sites.
How to guides have been prepared by BirdWatch Ireland for bird boxes, barn owl boxes and bat boxes
|Making a Bird Nest Box (181 kB)|
|Making a Barn Owl Box (512 kB)|
|Making a Bat Box (528 kB)|
A newspaper article on the biodiversity and heritage value of our native hedgerows.
|Focus on Hedgerows (369kB)|
A newspaper article focusing on the importance of Westmeath’s wetland habitats.
|Focus on Wetlands (294kB)|
A news paper article which looked at the loss of woodland habitat and its impact on certain mammal species.
|Focus on Woodlands (219kB)|
An article raising awareness to the importance of our native pollinators and the ecosystem services they provide.
|Focus on Pollinators (182kB)|
An article which looks at the role that amateur or “citizen scientists” can play in recording biodiversity.
|Focus on Citizen Science (178kB)|
An article looking at Badgers and Bovine TB and the measures currently used to try and control the spread of the disease.
|Focus on Badger & Bovine TB (297kB)|