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
Holly Blue is a little blue-coloured butterfly that is native to Ireland. They are continuously in-flight throughout their natural range from early April to late June and once again then in early August to early September. They have a wingspan of only 1.5 inches which illustrates their tiny size. Holly Blue's mostly obtain their food sources … Continue reading Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)
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
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)
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Neil Sharkey, email@example.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
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
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)
Red Fox The red fox is one of the most common Irish mammals. It has the largest geographical range of any of the order Carnivora, occupying most of the Northern Hemisphere. They are an extremely versatile and adaptable animal, and thrive in both rural and urban areas. The red fox is the largest of the foxes … Continue reading Irish Species: Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
It is my personal opinion that Ireland have fantastic people that work to create Wildlife Rehab charities, animal welfare and a lot of animal-related protection centres across the country! For such a small island we do have a lot of diverse charities relating to our wildlife such as local county-based animal welfare centres, the national … Continue reading Help Kildare Animal Foundation raise funds for new hospital units!