Biodiversity Update on the Little Dargle River

On Saturday 21 November a host of volunteers joined An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Barry Saul, naturalist Dale Treadwell and members of the Marley Grange Residents Association to help plant 350 native trees and shrubs along the Little Dargle River in an effort create a haven for the rare butterfly species – the Brimstone Butterfly.

Answering the call for volunteers were students and their families from St. Gerard’s School in Bray, Newpark Comprehensive, Our Lady’s Girls National School, Mount Anville Junior Montessori School and representatives from Cabinteely Tidy Towns and the Ludford Area Residents Associations. The children of Our Lady’s Girls and Boys National Schools in Ballinteer have also shown their support for the project by planting their own butterfly garden with the assistance of Dale Treadwell whilst students from Mount Anville Junior Montessori School plan to rear butterflies for release in the Marley Grange estate next summer.