Garden wildlife: it’s a jungle out there!
The struggle for survival in your back garden is every bit as fierce as the dramas you witness unfolding on TV wildlife documentaries.
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.
Latest Wildlife Feature
As another wildlife documentary draws to a close, I can't help looking out of the window at our back garden: the patio, the lawn, the garden wall strewn with ivy, the flowers nodding their heads gently in the evening breeze. It all seems so quiet and mundane compared to the wondrous tropical ecosystem I've just witnessed on the screen. But first impressions can be misleading.... Our gardens support an intricate web of life that, in its own way, is every bit as complex the cloud forests of … [Read more...]
Wildlife News & Events
This Monday, 30 November 2015, sees the start of Birdwatch Ireland's most popular survey: the annual winter Garden Bird Survey. Every … [Read more...]
We'll be running two more of our popular Discover Wildlife Weekends in 2016 -- one in Spring and one in Autumn, based once again at the fabulous … [Read more...]
Wildlife Gear Reviews
When you're travelling, or even if you simply have a way to walk from the car to a favourite viewing point, carrying a bulky scope and tripod can be a … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
Feeding the birds can be a costly business -- but this coming Friday (Black Friday) our Garden Wildlife Supply partner CJ Wildlife is slashing the … [Read more...]
When it comes to the stars of the wildlife world humpback whales are definite A-listers, and like all stars they occasionally steal the … [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...]