Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

What is Japanese Knotweed?  Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a herbaceous perennial plant. This species is extremely common and widespread across Ireland. It is most prominent in areas of wasteland, roadsides, landfills, wetlands and riparian (river) areas across the entire country. Where did it come from?   Japanese Knotweed is native to East Asia in … Continue reading Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)

New Species discovered in Ireland! 

There has been a new species discovered in Ireland this morning in Co. Cork, south of the island.  Scientists from UCC have stated that the animal has been identified as a small mammal species.  The species has been described as having the same physical structure of a Pine Marten but having a very distinctive call … Continue reading New Species discovered in Ireland! 

Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

This site is of significant importance to Ireland's biodiversity as it is home to a large range of rare plant species, trout and ancient tree species. Additionally, as it is located on a floodplain, it is a very rare type of woodland setting in Ireland. The Reserves and Engagement Officer for the Native Woodland Trust, Rebecca … Continue reading Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust