Calling all Clare landowners, the Hare's Corner is now accepting applications for its third round of funding. FuturEnergy Ireland is proud to sponsor The Hare's Corner, a biodiversity initiative that helps landowners create wildlife ponds, mini-woodlands, mini-orchards or ‘plans for nature’ on their land.
The launch took place during the Burren in Bloom festival, which included a pond visit hosted by Feidglim Harty. The theme was pond creation with a focus on water management, filtration of waterflow and the management of silt and run-off. Pictured above, attending the Phase III launch, are Brendan Dunford, director of Burrenbeo Trust, Shane Martin, BrightWind co-founder, Féidhlim Harty, FH Wetland Systems, project co-ordinator Pranjali Bhave and Michael McNamara, Community Liaison Officer at FuturEnergy Ireland.
Since its launch in August 2021, the initiative has supported the planting of 90 mini-woodlands (2,278 endangered Burren pine trees and 7,796 native companion trees), 50 wildlife ponds, 110 mini-orchards (700 heritage apple trees from Irish Seed Savers) and 30 professionally produced ‘Plans for Nature’ for landowners in Co. Clare – creating space for nature across the county.
Participation in The Hare’s Corner is hassle-free and doesn't cost anything to landowners. Any trees, micro-funding (e.g. machinery costs for pond digging) and professional services such as an ecologist’s visit to ‘Plan for Nature’ are provided by the project.
Spaces are limited and screening criteria apply. Applications are open until May 28 at burrenbeo.com/thc