Create a Haven for Wildlife
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
How to build nest boxes for birds and bats?
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
Focus on Hedgerows
A newspaper article on the biodiversity and heritage value of our native hedgerows.
Focus on Wetlands
A newspaper article focusing on the importance of Westmeath’s wetland habitats.
Focus on Woodlands
A news paper article which looked at the loss of woodland habitat and its impact on certain mammal species.
Focus on Pollinators
An article raising awareness to the importance of our native pollinators and the ecosystem services they provide.
Focus on Citizen Science
An article which looks at the role that amateur or “citizen scientists” can play in recording biodiversity.
Focus on Badgers and Bovine TB
An article looking at Badgers and Bovine TB and the measures currently used to try and control the spread of the disease.