Calcareous grasslands are highly diverse habitats forming where soil fertility and acidity is low, and where moderate grazing and browsing by livestock helps to balance the competition between plant species.
Robins, our Garden Visitor
The robin holds a special place in people’s hearts. This perhaps relates back to the many stories told in Irish Folklore, of the robin often seen as a sign that a loved one is watching over you.
The Rabbits of Dunkettle
You’ve definitely seen them. The rabbits on the roundabout at Dunkettle have been there for as long as we can remember.
Draft Cork City Heritage and Biodiversity Plan (2021-2026)
Have your say on the draft Cork City Heritage and Biodiversity Plan (2021-2026) by joining the online workshop of the Planning Policy Section of Cork City Council.
Springtime is officially upon us and nature is waking up from its winter slumber. Days are getting longer; daffodils are blooming, and frog spawn is a plenty!
Ash Dieback – A Disease Affecting Ash Trees
Ash is one of Ireland’s most widespread native trees.
World Wildlife Day 2021
Happy World Wildlife Day 2021!
Each year on World Wildlife Day we celebrate a different aspect of wildlife.
Help phasing out pesticide use in the EU
EU citizens are being asked to sign an online petition to speed up the phasing out of pesticide use in European agriculture.
Red Kite Sighting in West Cork
I am indeed very fortunate in having a wide array of wildlife within walking distance of my residence in Bandon, Co. Cork.
Why Valuing Insects
Insects play critical roles in our lives. Often under-appreciated and viewed by some as a nuisance, insects are “lever pullers of the world”. These tiny animals are fundamental for a healthy ecosystem, yet they are underappreciated, understudied and rarely considered in conservation.