Have you ever been out in the Irish countryside, soaking up the view of the fields, hills, woodlands, maybe a bumbling stream in the background, and SUDDENLY your eye catches an Irish Hare! Over there, running across the field, at full speed, it is huge, you can see the white of its tail! Read more
Irish waters are home to two different species of seal – the grey seal, and the common seal, which is also sometimes called the harbour seal. Read more
Freshwater pearl mussels are molluscs that help to filter the water of our rivers and lakes. They have a fascinating life cycle that depends on using salmon and trout as nurseries! Sadly, the mussel is sensitive to environmental change, and is threatened by pollution of the water in which it lives. By managing the waste products of farming and forestry, we can help to not only save the mussel, but also the pristine waterways in which it lives.
Happy International Otter Day!
Otters can be recognised by their long, sleek bodies, long tails and short legs. Otters can be found all over Ireland, wherever there is a body of water. They can live anywhere from small streams, to rivers and along coastal areas. Read more
Name Leatherback Turtle
Scientific Name Dermochely scoriacea
Irish Name Turtar droimleathair
Four Fun facts about leatherback turtles that you probably didn’t know! Read more
An unacceptable, disturbing wildlife poisoning incident happened in December 2019. The news emerging over the last few days of the mass poisoning of 23 buzzards, a protected bird species, near Timoleague, West Cork has shocked many of us. Read more