Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara)

This reptile species can be found all over Ireland in areas of marshlands, moors, boglands and woodlands. Although they are common throughout Ireland, they can be hard to find because of their small size and the fact that they are very very quick! Common Lizards are on average about 4 to 6 inches in length but … Continue reading Common Lizard (Lacerta vivipara)

Great ways to accommodate wildlife in your garden this summer!

Our summer season is an important time of year for many of Ireland's wildlife. As a wildlife enthusiast I absolutely love gardening for wildlife! It is particularly easy when living in Ireland because of our mild climate and moderate summer seasons! So I have comprised a list of a few ways that people can optimise … Continue reading Great ways to accommodate wildlife in your garden this summer!

Coal Tit (Periparus ater)

Coal Tits are one of the top-20 most widespread garden birds in Ireland. For this reason, this bird is very common to see in Irish gardens, especially those that have bird feeders! They are a green-listed species in Ireland, meaning that they are not considered to be threatened in our country. Currently, there are an … Continue reading Coal Tit (Periparus ater)

Conservation Events – Connacht: May 2017

Birdwatch Ireland – Galway Branch Where: Nimmo’s Pier, Galway. When: Saturday, 6th May Time: 10.30am Event Information: Outing at Nimmo’s Pier, Galway, with guide Tom Cuffe. Suitable for beginner and more experienced birdwatchers. Contact Marianne ten Cate, mariannetencate@gmail.com Neil Sharkey, neiljsharkey@gmail.com Website: http://www.birdwatchgalway.org   Birdwatch Ireland – Mayo Branch Where: Main car park, Belleek Woods, Ballina When: Sunday, 14th May Time: 7am Event … Continue reading Conservation Events – Connacht: May 2017

Conservation Events – Munster: May 2017

Irish Wildlife Trust - Kerry When: Saturday, 6th May Where: Castlegregory Co Kerry Time: 9.30pm - 11pm Event Information: Join the IWT Kerry Branch on 06th May as they search for the song of Ireland's only toad, the endangered Natterjack Toad. This is truely a unique experience as we walk the golf course with our eyes trained … Continue reading Conservation Events – Munster: May 2017

Irish Species: Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Red Squirrel The red squirrel is a member of the rodent family. Squirrels are distinguishable by their long bushy tails, which can measure almost the same as their body length. Body length can measure up to about 23cm whereas their tails can grow to about 20cm. Adult red squirrels can weigh up to 340g and fully-grown … Continue reading Irish Species: Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Fantastic Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue in Limerick!

Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue was set up in 1999 and over the last 18 years the rehabilitation centre has made an enormous contribution to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation for Ireland's wildlife. Animal Magic is based in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, bordering Co. Cork in the south of Ireland. Animal Magic are dedicated to helping injured, abandoned … Continue reading Fantastic Animal Magic Wildlife Rescue in Limerick!

Glenveagh National Park victim to illegal dumping & turf extraction

This week the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have submitted an official complaint to the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Donegal County Council regarding evidence of illegal dumping and mechanical turf extraction observed in Glenveagh National Park in County Donegal. This comes after last weekend when a huge quantity of builder's rubble was seen, … Continue reading Glenveagh National Park victim to illegal dumping & turf extraction

Irish Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

Basking Shark  The basking shark is not only the biggest fish in Irish waters, but also the second largest fish in the ocean, behind the enormous whale shark. The basking shark belongs to the same family as the great white shark and has the most teeth of any shark. Despite this fact, the basing shark … Continue reading Irish Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

DSCPA & Humans Of Dublin present ‘Rescue Pets of Dublin’

This week 'Humans Of Dublin' have joined Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) and have featured rescue pets from DSCPA on the Humans Of Dublin Facebook page dedicated to rescue animals that have been looked after by DSPCA. I have posted all the links below this article and a video the … Continue reading DSCPA & Humans Of Dublin present ‘Rescue Pets of Dublin’