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!

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!

Irish Species: Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

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)

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 

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)

Irish Species: Pine Marten (Martes martes)

Pine Marten The Pine Marten (Martes martes) is a personal favourite of mine! Pine Martens are small mammals that can be found in woodland areas of Ireland. They are territorial for such a small mammal and live alone. Any other Pine Marten that steps into the territory of another will face a one-on-one showdown! Unless it is … Continue reading Irish Species: Pine Marten (Martes martes)