Mary Greene, Mountnugent Tidy Towns Volunteer and Tess Brady, Mountnugent ICA.

Biodiversity taking root in Mountnugent

Sean McMahon

Bug hotels are being put in place in the village of Mountnugent as part of the active Tidy Town’s Biodiversity drive.

Mary Greene, a Tidy Town’s volunteer explained to the Celt at the weekend they have also planted perennial flowers along the river, that are attractive to bees and other pollinators wildlife.

“We are also letting the natural fauna grow along a section of the river bank. The ladies who go walking around the village every morning also pick up the litter – as a result the village and the general area is free from litter,” said Mary.

There also have comfrey plants growing along the river, which offer great biodiversity value.

“We also had the ‘plants bank’ initiative last year - people brought plants and seeds into the village and then swapped them with others.”