Our Nature Blog – anything about nature that needs commenting on

biodiversity butterflyManaging 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!

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“Dreamin’ Skibbereen” was a workshop developed by Cork Nature Network (West Cork) with Sustainable Skibbereen and facilitated by Orlagh O’Brien and Moze Jacobs.

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buzzard flyIf the large crowd attending this talk in Wilton on the 26th of February 2020 is anything to go by, we have a huge fascination for birds of prey in the county. 

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bootsOn 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. 

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team-spiritYour help is needed to fight against the ‘Housing and Planning and Development Bill 2019’

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Cork Nature Network (West Cork) was very active during Heritage Week 2019.  This first series of events took place in and around Clonakilty, the town where the group started in May just after the Irish government declared a ‘climate and biodiversity emergency‘ in the Dáil on May 9.

 

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need to embrace natureThe 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.

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flora cityAs many plant enthusiasts have observed over the past few weeks, flowering season is finally upon us. Across County Cork, the odd bright splash of spring colour is already in evidence for the sharp-eyed naturalist, as multitude species of flowering plants shrug off their wintery slumber.

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