All posts by: valerie

Managing your garden, balcony or land for biodiversity in Ireland

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Managing your garden, farm, balcony or windowsill for biodiversity takes less effort than you may think! But think about it, in a number of months your garden will be literally buzzing with activity, the smells of the native wildflowers and native pollinator-friendly plants will hit you as soon as you step outside, you’ll be so captivated by its beauty you won’t ever want to go back! Read more

Workshop: Dreamin’ Skibbereen Part 1


The workshop “Dreamin’ Skibbereen”, by invitation only, was developed by Cork Nature Network (West Cork) with Sustainable Skibbereen and facilitated by Orlagh O’Brien and Moze Jacobs. Read more

Walk: World Wetlands Day


On a damp, drizzly day in February 2020 a large group of nature lovers pulled on their wellies, donned their raingear and braved the elements to meet up in a carpark outside Blarney.  Read more

Talk: Wolves in Ireland

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One animal that never fails to capture the imagination is the iconic Wolf. As part of the Cork Science Festival in November 2019, Dr Kieran Hickey from University College Cork, preeminent expert on Wolves in Ireland, gave a talk for Cork Nature Network on this fascinating subject. Read more

The Need to Embrace Nature in Modern Development

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The urbanisation and development of our cities, towns and villages is an unavoidable part of economic and population growth. However, it raises many questions about how we want to develop, the type of spaces in which we want to live and the legacy we want to leave for generations to come. Read more

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