Animals

red tipped clearwing.
By Ken Bond

Cork Clearwing Moth Project

Acknowledgements This survey was funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Biodiversity RecordersGrant. Cork Nature Network would like to thank the National Parks and Wildlife Service for theopportunity to run this survey. Thank you also to John Deasey, Emily Mangen, Sean Bourke,Karl Woods and Melanie Mangen for their support and assisting with the surveys. […]

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Orthoptera
By Raysa Martins Hetherington

Singing in Irish Lands: The Conservation Value of Orthoptera

On a warm and dry day, the rhythmic ‘chirps’ of grasshoppers can be a familiar sound from Irish grasslands, meadows or roadsides. The ‘songs’ that these insects produce are a fundamental aspect of the Irish summer and an essential part of the ecosystem functioning. As an example, the Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus) is one […]

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Myotis mystacinus bats
By Rebecca O’Sullivan

Bats: Ecology, Conservation and Myths

Bats are the only mammals with true, powered flight. Unlike the gliding flight of flying squirrels and lemurs, bats use their wings for active flight. Like other mammals, bats are warm blooded (endothermic), covered in fur and feed their newborn offspring with milk. Ecology There is a huge diversity of bat species worldwide, with up to 1,400 […]

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Pipistrellus pipistrellus bat
By Rebecca O’Sullivan

Bats In Ireland

Bats are one of the most diverse groups of mammals on the planet. There are over 1,400 species currently known and found all over the world, except for the Arctic, Antarctic and a few Oceanic islands. Bats are an extremely diverse group with a wide range of feeding habits, including species which specialise in eating […]

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Iberian Lynx
By Eve Moore

The Iberian Lynx

The Iberian Lynx is one of the most elusive wild cats in the world. Unfortunately, it is also the most endangered. However, ongoing conservation work has resulted in the species being downgraded from a ‘Critically Endangered’ status to ‘Endangered’ in 2015 (2). The population of the Iberian Lynx worldwide based on the latest estimates as […]

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red tipped clearwing.

Red Tipped Clearwing. Credit: Chris Martin

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