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
So... the arrival of the Zoom H2N audio recorder for review at IWHQ has rekindled a question I've been pondering since setting up Ireland's Wildlife a few years back -- should I include a weekly / monthly audio podcast in the mix of content? I'm thinking something short... initially anyway. Would include a mix of things -- outdoor recordings from the field, studio recordings … [Read more...] about Wildlife Podcast Ponderings….
I've just found out that Vanguard has slashed the price of its impressive ED binoculars, AND is offering a further £20 cash back between now and the end of July through UK retailers. The offer officially runs from 01 May to 31 July and the cash-back deal applies to all models in the Endeavor ED and Spirit ED line. However, there's a huge discount on the 10x42 and 8x42 … [Read more...] about Vanguard slash price of ED binoculars
Life these days is a bit of a dizzy whirlwind. With work pressures, children, ever-present household chores and sundry other demands on our finite sliver of attention, it can be hard to find time for nature. But I find taking even a little “time out” to connect with the natural world around me, even if its just outside my back door, helps put the world in perspective, improves … [Read more...] about A natural remedy for a hectic lifestyle
Oh dear! Last week I received an email newsletter from Buy4Now.ie (I bought a kitchen appliance through the site about a decade ago and have been on their mailing list ever since). Part of the mail was promoting an Irish business that offers wild bird food. I was delighted to see feeding wild birds high on the agenda… but the accompanying image really annoyed me. Getting the … [Read more...] about Feed the birds this winter and look what might visit your garden: or perhaps NOT!