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.
Our Nature Blog – anything about nature that needs commenting on
Freshwater Pearl Mussels
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.
World Ocean Day
Did you know that Ireland’s coastline is roughly 1,448 kilometers long? (and believe us, it is very rough!).
Today we’ll be looking at the marvel that is the ocean, it’s nooks and crannies, and how you can help preserve it for future generations.
World Environment Day 2020
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!
Cork county Development Plan 2022 – 2028
International Otter Day
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.
International Turtle Day
Name Leatherback Turtle
Scientific Name Dermochely scoriacea
Irish Name Turtar droimleathair
Four Fun facts about leatherback turtles that you probably didn’t know!
International Biodiversity Day 2020
The word biodiversity is a construct of ‘biological’ and ‘diversity’. It refers to the variety of life that is found throughout the earth! We have such a diversity on earth because of the ecological niche!
Unacceptable, disturbing wildlife poisoning incident, near Timoleague
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.
The National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Backyard Biodiversity Initiative
Backyard 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!