Cork Nature Network are delivering a course in partnership with IRD Duhallow and LAWPRO, the Local Water Quality and Aquatic Biodiversity Training.
Are There Seahorses in Ireland?
Seahorses are a very strange animal
Crayfish Plague and How You Can Help Prevent It
Did you know that we have native Crayfish here in Ireland? They are under serious threat!
Ireland’s Beetles: What Is A Cockchafer?
And why do they keep crashing into my kitchen window?
The Cockchafer has many different names – May bug, June bug, billy witch and doodle bug among others (as Gaeilge: cearnamhán nó priompallán samhraidh).
Speak Up For Cork City’s Natural Heritage!
The draft Cork City Heritage and Biodiversity Plan (2021-2026) has been produced.
Bryophytes in Irish Habitats
Walking through the woods, forests and even cities in Ireland you will have, at some point, observed Bryophytes scattered throughout the landscape. So, what exactly are they and what habitats to find them in?
What are SACs and SPAs?
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs), known colloquially as “European sites” and/or “Natura 2000 sites”, are the means by which European legislation protects threatened or rare habitats and species.
Dormice in the Woodland Habitat
Not everyone is a fan of rodents, but you might find yourself making an exception for the undeniably cute hazel dormouse – Muscardinus avellanarius (Family: Gliridae).
The Native Pygmy Shrew (Sorex minutus) vs the Invasive Greater White-Toothed Shrew (Crocidura russula), who will win?
The Fox – Ireland’s Last Wild Dog
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes), also known as madra rua or sionnach, is possibly the most distinctive native Irish mammal, with its orange fur, bushy white-tipped tail, and dog-like appearance.