Our Nature Blog – anything about nature that needs commenting on

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.

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There has never been a more important time to focus on biodiversity, the birds, bees, ants and mosses, and how we depend on them for everything we do! Its crazy to think about how much we actually depend on the environment and, more specifically on biodiversity, for EVERYTHING!

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team-spiritWe need your help to ask Cork County Council to give nature a chance in their Development Plan for 2022 to 2028.
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buzzardAn 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.

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backyard biodiversity initiativeBackyard Biodiversity is an initiative ran by the National Biodiversity Data Centre. It aims at recording an array of wildlife found in gardens across the island of Ireland. An easy and fun experience for all the family!

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