I'm off to the stunning Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork tomorrow to take part in Ireland's first ever Island Bioblitz. I was a member of the Bioblitz team at Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve in 2012. It was a fantastic event and a great excuse to take time out and spend a whole weekend immersed in searching for wildlife in an acknowledged biodiversity … [Read more...] about Island Bioblitz — head offshore for a wild weekend!
What do you buy the wildlife enthusiast or nature lover for Christmas? It's a conundrum faced by partners, families and friends every year. You'd think it would be easy... anything to do with wildlife would be perfect, right? But from long years of experience I know that we wildlife enthusiasts can be notoriously difficult to buy for. So here's a little post to help out … [Read more...] about Christmas gift ideas for wildlife and nature enthusiasts
Irish Wildlife, the membership magazine of the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT), has won the "Customer Magazine of the Year" category in the prestigious Irish Magazine Awards 2013. Irish wildlife is a quarterly magazine that showcases wildlife, nature and conservation issues, feature articles and news from all over Ireland. Its unique blend of high quality editorial, contemporary … [Read more...] about Irish Wildlife wins prestigious national magazine award
The recent "State of Nature" report published in the UK highlights the staggering and shocking decline of some of our nearest neighbour's most iconic wildlife species. The figures from the report -- compiled by 25 of the UK's top wildlife organisations -- make for a sobering read. 60% of the species surveyed have declined over recent decades and more than one in ten of all … [Read more...] about “State of Nature” raises a red flag for Irish wildlife
Summer in Ireland means long days, with sunny periods (sometimes quite lengthy ones) interspersed with showers and longer bouts of rain. Temperatures begin to rise in early summer, and the Irish countryside comes alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful wildflowers and the industrious hum of pollinating insects. It's a fantastic time of year... and there's no better way to … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Wildlife Calendar: Summer