Saturday 27 August 2016 is Whale Watch Ireland Day

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) continues it’s annual all-Ireland synchronised whale-watching event in 2016, with this year’s event scheduled for Saturday the 27 August between 2pm and 5pm. Timed to coincide with Heritage Week, the event, supported as always by Inis Cologne, takes place simultaneously at 20 headlands around the Irish coast, and is free and […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 accepting entries

Arguably the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition — the Wildlife Photographer of the Year is now open for entries for its 52nd year. Owned and organised by the British Natural History Museum, the competition is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world, and the entries it attracts each year represent a global showcase of some of the best […]

Birdwatch Ireland Garden Bird Survey kicks off Monday

This Monday, 30 November 2015, sees the start of Birdwatch Ireland’s most popular survey: the annual winter Garden Bird Survey. Every year Ireland’s largest conservation NGO asks households across the country to record the birds visiting their gardens between the start of December and the end of February. How the Garden Bird Survey works Between December and […]

Dates for 2016 Discover Wildlife Weekends announced

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 Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork. The dates for your diary are: Spring 2016 Weekend: 13 May – 15 May Autumn 2016 Weekend: 30 Sep – 02 […]

Whale Watch Ireland 2015

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 event, Whale Watch Ireland. Taking place at 20 land-based vantage points around the coast of the Island of Ireland, the event aims to raise awareness of the 24 species of cetaceans that occur in […]

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland Events in West Cork

Saturday Evening Talk at Butlerstown Maria Long of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) will be giving a talk in Butlerstown, West Cork this Saturday evening about the BSBI, what it is, what it does, and why it’s important. It will be a great opportunity to learn about plant recording locally and how you […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year coming to Dublin!

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) exhibition is coming to Dublin this year… for the first time ever… and we have a pair of free tickets to give away to one lucky Ireland’s Wildlife reader. Co-owned by the Natural History Museum in London and the BBC, WPY is widely acknowledged as the world’s most […]

Cork wildlife group needs frog survey volunteers

Frogs play an important role in our lives; they are great pest controllers in our gardens and on farms by eating slugs, worms and flies, while otters and herons rely on frogs to supplement their diets. Ireland has only one native frog species, the common frog, Rana temporaria. It is listed as an internationally important […]

A journey to Antarctica: ten weeks in the freezer

The West Cork and Cork Branches of BirdWatch Ireland are hosting an illustrated talk by Cork based author and naturalist Jim Wilson on Friday 7th February 2014. The event takes place at the Cork International Airport Hotel, with doors opening at 7pm, and the talk commencing at 8pm sharp. This is the second time the two regional […]

Ireland’s minibeasts star in new children’s radio show

A new radio show introducing Irish children to the wonderful world of invertebrates debuts on RTÉ Jr Radio on Saturday 08 February at 11am. Stings, Wings & Crawly Things is a 12 part series for children aged 4-7 years that explores fascinating facts about Irish insects, spiders and all manner of winged and crawly creatures. Presented by a […]

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