Applications are now closed for 2023
INFO for Future Applicants
WHAT YOU WILL NEED BEFORE YOU START APPLYING :
1. 10-15 minutes of your time to complete the form;
2. Know which of the four Hare's Corner measures you are applying for; Pond, Mini- Orchard, Mini- Woodland, see details below.
3. Know what your eircode is and the location of your proposed Hare's Corner site;
4. Have (saved on your phone or computer - whichever you will be using to fill this survey out) two photos of the location of each Hare's Corner measure you are applying for; Photo 1: Close Up. Take a picture of the ground where you’d like your Hare’s Corner. This should show the vegetation present and help us determine if it’s a suitable location. Photo 2: The Site. Take a picture of the overall site to show surrounding habitats and features. Include a marker of sorts (a tree, post, wall etc) so that you can take a ‘before and after’ picture of the site for comparison. )
5. Be sure that your proposed Hare's Corner location is not designated as a protected site (i.e. labelled Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protected Area (SPA), Natural Heritage Area (NHA), that it doesn’t contain a historic monument, or that the planned work won’t displace an already species-rich habitat. (If you are unsure, please visit burrenbeo.com/thc/info to find out more )
What’s involved in applying for the following options through The Hare’s Corner project
Dedicate an area of minimum 100m2 (maximum 1,000m2) for the creation of a native woodland habitat! Read more →
Dedicate an area as small as 5x5m (25m2) for the creation of a pond/pond complex. Read more →
Dedicate an area (75 sqm-150 sqm) to accommodate between 6 and 12 fruit trees supplied by Irish Seedsavers. Read more →
Plan for Nature
Let us help you create a basic habitat map of your land and a simple plan to sustain and enhance it. Read more →
What is The Hare's Corner
The term ‘Hare’s Corner’ is an old farming expression for the corner of a field or an area of rough ground which wasn’t intensively farmed, so instead it was ‘left to nature’. The Hare’s Corner project aims to help Clare landowners make a little more space for nature on their land by creating pocket-sized habitats which are good for wildlife.
The Hare’s Corner is co-ordinated by the Burrenbeo Trust, and funded by public and private funding sources.
Participation in the Hare’s Corner will involve no cost to the landowner, and we guarantee minimal paperwork. All trees, materials and contractors used will be locally sourced, helping to boost the local economy.
It’s easy to apply. Simply click on the button above to fill out an online questionnaire. Applicants can select one or more biodiversity measures.
There’s more information, resources and FAQs for you to read here.
If you are a funding body, a business or a corporate group interested in supporting this initiative please contact us at [email protected] for sponsorship and partnership options.
Join us on this journey
Help support the landscape, heritage and conservation of the Burren