All Ireland Pollinator Plan good news for bees…. and for people
New initiative puts Ireland at the forefront of tackling pollinator decline in Europe.
Hawke Endurance ED 8×42 Binocular Review
Our review of the new Hawke Endurance ED: great performance at a very attractive price.
Choughed to bits with West Cork wildlife
Up close and personal with Choughs on a Discover Wildlife walk on the West Cork coast.
All abuzz in Limerick City!
Ireland's Willdlife contributor Albert Nolan explores the buzz around Limerick.City.
Latest Wildlife Feature
Ireland's Wildlife Contributor Albert Nolan gets up close and personal with the bees of Limerick and discovers that the City really is buzzing! I pass quietly through the city streets pausing at every corner to scan the buildings for birds, or peeking into an overgrown garden in the hope of finding a few insects. I adjust my bumblebee net to a more discreet position so as not to draw too much attention to myself and allow the sounds of the city to fade into the … [Read more...]
Wildlife News & Events
A new island-wide plan to halt the decline in Ireland's bees and other pollinators was officially launched yesterday by the National Biodiversity Data … [Read more...]
On Sunday 23 August, as part of Heritage Week 2015, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group is hosting its annual shore-based all-Ireland whale-watching … [Read more...]
Wildlife Gear Reviews
Pros: Crisp, detailed views at a price that's hard to believe. Packed with premium features you normally only see on much more expensive binoculars. … [Read more...]
Pros: Crisp, high resolution views with good colour and contrast throughout most of the 16-48x zoom range. Excellent wide angle eyepiece delivers … [Read more...]
Wildlife Book Reviews
Understanding habitats is an important part of wildlife watching. Whether you're targeting a particular species or looking to find as much wildlife as … [Read more...]
Published in 2007, the first edition of "Finding Birds in Ireland: The Complete Guide" by Eric Dempsey and Michael O'Clery soon became the definitive … [Read more...]
A good pair of binoculars is perhaps the single most important piece of wildlife equipment you'll ever own. We were mightily impressed with Hawke's … [Read more...]
Wildlife is always unpredictable. That's a big part of the wildlife-watching appeal: you never quite know what any given outing will bring, even when … [Read more...]
The hooded crow, grey crow or “hoodie” as it's sometimes called, is almost identical to the closely related carrion crow (Corvus corone) except for … [Read more...]
Hawthorn, also known as the whitethorn and the May tree, is one of our most common native trees, and one that is steeped in legend and folklore. It … [Read more...]
Featured Wildlife Websites
Wildlide.ie is a site dedicated to the wildlife and natural history of County Wexford. It's run by a trio of contributors: wildlife artist Don Conroy, … [Read more...]
With the early arrival of spring making headlines it looks like the Spring Alive website is back in action again. Every year Spring Alive tracks … [Read more...]