It was time to swap the office for the great outdoors and spend a fun filled day with their family and help Robinson Services give The National Trust Northern Ireland a helping hand. Robinson Services staff recently joined Dr Cliff Henry, Area Ranger for the Giant’s Causeway, for a morning of bee-friendly fun and help create a wildflower meadow at Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site.
There are 101 recorded species of bee in Ireland. Unfortunately 3 species are believed to have gone extinct in the past 80 years and 39 are either vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. Loss of suitable nesting habitat and wildflowers are believed to be the main reasons for the decline. At the Giant’s Causeway The National Trust have installed nest boxes for solitary bees and bumblebee nest boxes to help alleviate this problem.. Robinson Services staff helped plant wildflower plugs to improve the prospects for these beautiful and fascinating creatures. Face painting, bee home building and brunch in the Causeway Hotel followed the planting activity and the hard labour.
Bernard Bogues, Head of Commercial Services at Robinson Services commented:
“This was a fantastic opportunity to enjoy quality family time supported by Robinson Services and in partnership with The National Trust- it was a unique experience to get our hands dirty and help the National Trust at the Giants Causeway. A big thanks are due to Dr Cliff Henry, Area Ranger for the Giant’s Causeway for a day out with a difference and to all the Robinson Services staff and family members who volunteered to help on what is normally a day off. This was undoubtedly a completely different visitor experience to the usual ‘walking down to the stones’ and gave everyone a different perspective on the National Trust and the incredible work they do to maintain the Causeway.”
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