Northern Ireland council in novel bid to help wildlife
They are the animals at risk of being wiped out.
And now they are the focus of a new interactive calendar being launched by Mid and East Antrim Council.
The calendar sets challenges and tells you all about the priority species there are in the borough and has activities to help you track your local wildlife.
The packs are free to download from the council website and posters are being sent to local schools and community centres to get kids and adults alike involved in tackling the conservation crisis facing these animals.
The featured wildlife includes bees, otters, red squirrels, hedgehogs, bats, birds and dolphins.
The council says there will be lots of events throughout the year to coincide with the wildlife profiled in the creature calendar.
To download your calendar visit www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/biodiversity