Tipperary County Council’s Environments Section has played a leading role in implementing the All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020. The All Ireland Pollinator Plan is about everyone working together and contributing to making the landscape more pollinator friendly and to reawaken people’s interest in planning for wildlife and the growing appreciation of wildflower meadows is one positive response to increase awareness of biodiversity adopted by Tipperary County Council in 2019. 900 packs of native irish wildflower seeds were distributed at Nenagh Mart, Roscrea Mart, Cahir Mart and Tipperary Town Mart in March/April this year. 150 boxes of wildflowers seeds were also given to Tidy Towns and schools each year for the past 5 years as part of helping pollination in the county. The packs of wildflower seeds were sourced from Sandro Cafolla from Design by Nature, Carlow and special thanks to Sandro Cafolla for all this help and assistance with this project.
To help pollinators we need to ensure that they have food, shelter and safety from chemicals such as pesticides. Many pollinator friendly actions simply require us to manage the land in a slightly different way than we have becomes used to. It is not about letting the landscape go wild, but about managing it in a way that is sustainable for pollinators so that they can survive and continue to provide us with their vital service.
This was a great initiative and given the huge response to same, it is planned to run this initiative again in 2020.
Some photos to showcase wildflowers that were in bloom over the summer months in Tipperary