National Biodiversity Week 2018

  National Biodiversity Week 2018 Events Ireland's National Biodiversity Week will be happening this year from the 19th - 27th May. This year the country will have the opportunity to get involved with nature and our environment, with over 50 different events throughout the week. As each of these events are completely free, and very … Continue reading National Biodiversity Week 2018

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

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

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! 

Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) have selected their wildlife management experts and have begun culling Deer in the Killarney National Park.   The NPWS have anticipated that approximately 80 Deer will be culled during this project which will end in late March this year.  The NPWS aims to cull around 80% of females … Continue reading Deer Cull has begun in Killarney National Park 

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

Volunteering: Wexford

Seal Recue Ireland  Where: Courtown, Seal Rescue Centre, Courtown Harbour, Gorey , Co. Wexford Not only do this organisation rescue and save Seals but also Otters, Birds and many other coastal animals! Phone: (053) 942 4980 Email: sealrescueireland@gmail.com Website: http://www.sealrescueireland.org/about-us/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/seal_rescue Wexford Wildfowl Reserve Where: Ardcavan Lance, North Slob, Co. Wexford. Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is managed by … Continue reading Volunteering: Wexford

Volunteering: Limerick

  Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW) Where: LAW Sanctuary, Moorestown, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. LAW Charity Shops are open Monday - Friday for volunteers, donators and customers! Shops can be found on 59 Parnell Street (across from Colbert Station, Limerick) and Williams Street, Limerick City. "Currently we are desperately short of help on Sundays between 9.30am and 4pm. … Continue reading Volunteering: Limerick

Irish Species: Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus Hipposideros)

Lesser Horseshoe Bat Bats are an absolutely amazing species as they are the only living mammal that is known to have the ability to fly! There are currently known to be 9 species of bats found in Ireland at present and the Lesser Horseshoe Bat is one of the most commonly known species on the … Continue reading Irish Species: Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus Hipposideros)

Irish Species: Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)

European Hedgehog The Western European hedgehog is the only hedgehog species found on our island! Although their small size, hedgehogs like to explore vast areas across Ireland and it has been found that females travel up to 15 hectares and male hedgehogs move farthest away with an annual exploring range of over 55 hectares! That's … Continue reading Irish Species: Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)