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Ragwort Pulling Party at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve

The species-rich grassland at Slievenacloy is home to an impressive array of flowering plants in summer, which in turn supports an incredible variety of insects and bird life. This unique site needs to be managed sensitively and one of the best ways of doing this is grazing with livestock.

Ragwort can be toxic to livestock if they eat enough of it, so they avoid it where they can. As a result, a large area can become poorly grazed if the ragwort is allowed to dominate. We pull as much ragwort each year as we can, to protect this precious habitat.

Afterwards, you will be treated to a short guided walk of this nature reserve and its incredible wildlife.

Suitable for over 16s only.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors. Long sleeves and trousers are recommended.
Wear wellies or sturdy boots, and if you have gardening gloves, please bring them along.
Bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
Bring a packed lunch and plenty of snacks/drinks.

Location: Slievenacloy Nature Reserve Ballycolin Road Lisburn BT17 0NN

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