There are 35 known mammal species found in Ireland. Most of these mammals are land dwelling. The most common terrestrial mammals are the hedgehog, stoat, red fox, otter, badger, red squirrel and bank vole (1).
Cork Nature Network runs a number of long term and short term projects. Further details about these projects can be seen below.
Seaweeds have high value both ecologically and economically. Which ones can be found in Ireland?
By Babette Bookelaar
Irish native white-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) are under threat due to the appearance of a non-native crayfish species, the Australian yabby (Cherax destructor).
In 2019, the Dail declared a biodiversity crisis, stating that the destruction of species, wildlife, flora and fauna is the greatest threat that our planet has ever faced.
Rewilding is a conservation practice that involves allowing ecosystems and habitats to be restored through natural processes.
The Gearagh is a nature reserve, located in an area of submerged glacial woodland, two kilometers southwest of Macroom, County Cork.
Butterflies are members of the large insect order known as Lepidoptera, which is a word made up of the Greek words lepis which means ‘scale’ and pteron which means ‘wing’.
Discover Cork’s not so Hidden Wildlife
Cork Nature Network held an online Premiere of their short film Nature in Cork City on November 26th 2020 at 7pm. The film was commissioned by Cork City Council and created, filmed and directed by Cork Nature Network.
Cork Nature Network has developped a number of walks to encourage outdoor activity, and learning about our amazing wildlife!
Located just 3 kilometres from the city centre, Tramore Valley park is Cork cities largest park at 150 acres and boasts an impressive array of walks, such as the 2.5 km Robert Hernan walk and sports ground, including the only international standard BMX Track in cork.