Conservation Events: Munster June 2017

Birdwatch Ireland: West Cork Branch  When: 4th June 2017 Where: Bere Island Time: 9.30am sharp Event Info: A full day’s walk on Bere Island. Limited places: booking essential. Meet in car park of West Lodge Hotel, Bantry, for car-pooling at 8.30am sharp, or at the Pontoon for Murphy’s Ferry to Bere Island, 9.30am. Return fare €8. Departs Bere Island … Continue reading Conservation Events: Munster June 2017

Conservation Events: Leinster June 2017

Birdwatch Ireland: Laois Branch When: 4th June 2017 Where: County Hall, Portlaoise Time: 9.30 sharp Event Info: Visit to Co. Wicklow to see Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Red Kites. Group will meet at the County Hall, Portlaoise at 9am sharp to car-pool. Contact:  Billy Burke (Chair), (087) 645 7535 Des Finnamore (Hon. Secretary), (086) 229 … Continue reading Conservation Events: Leinster June 2017

Wildlife-themed Irish Summer Camps for your kids this year!

Summer Camps are the best way to keep your child busy over the summer holidays! Summer Camps are also an excellent way for your child to mingle with new people their own age and gain some well-needed people skills at a young age while having a great time! It also means that you also get … Continue reading Wildlife-themed Irish Summer Camps for your kids this year!

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Barn Owls are known for their large wingspan. Their body length is approximately 13 to 16 inches but their wingspan is on average about 31.5 to 38 inches long. They are one of the most distinctive owls in Ireland due to the colouration and their apple-shaped face. Breeding season for these incredible birds takes place … Continue reading Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

American Mink (Neovison vison)

What is an American Mink? The American Mink is a member of the Mustela genus meaning that it is a mustelid. The American Mink differs from other members of the Mustela genus such as Weasels and Stoats due to its larger size. This mammal is more similar to a type of Marten that the other types … Continue reading American Mink (Neovison vison)

Dodder Action Group – Volunteer Opportunities in South Dublin!

If you are like myself and live in the South Dublin area of Ireland and would like to get involved in some community-based volunteering that involves the environment, then this may be perfect for you! For those of you who do not know, the River Dodder is a 24 km river in Ireland that runs … Continue reading Dodder Action Group – Volunteer Opportunities in South Dublin!

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