So What Can We Do for Insects in Skerries?

Last Wednesday (18 May 2022), Dave Goulson, the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse, joined Sustainable Skerries online for a fascinating talk on insects.

We might not like them, or at least think we don’t like them, but Dave tells us why we quite literally can’t live without them.

We all know that insects pollinate flowers, and agree that this is a good thing, but they do far more than that and he explains exactly what.

Simply put, life as we know it could not exist without them……and it might not for much longer unless we act now.

Insect numbers have been decreasing globally for decades and continue to drop alarmingly, all the evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, points down. 

The situation is far worse than we realise but there is still time to turn things round. Find out all about it here:

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Isn’t that encouraging? We can all make a difference.

🐝 Every insect-friendly plant in our gardens or on the verges helps.
🐝 Every bit of insecticide / pesticide not used helps.
🐝 Every neighbour, friend, colleague encouraged to stay away from RoundUp etc. helps.
🐝 Every time we publicly thank the county council for NOT mowing so often helps.

It’s not too late to observe No Mow May – how about leaving your lawn uncut for a bit?!

As Dave said: “Amazing how much life a garden supports if you don’t mow it so much.”

If you are based in Skerries and would like to link in with the work we are doing in Sustainable Skerries, please make sure you’re on our newsletter list. We send out an email roughly once a month plus when there are specific events.
We are planning quite a few of those, including a visit from Éanna Ní Lamhna, and if there are people who’d like to become involved, send us an email to
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