Conservation Events – Munster: 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

Irish Species: Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

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)

Irish Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

Basking Shark  The basking shark is not only the biggest fish in Irish waters, but also the second largest fish in the ocean, behind the enormous whale shark. The basking shark belongs to the same family as the great white shark and has the most teeth of any shark. Despite this fact, the basing shark … Continue reading Irish Species: Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

DSCPA & Humans Of Dublin present ‘Rescue Pets of Dublin’

This week 'Humans Of Dublin' have joined Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) and have featured rescue pets from DSCPA on the Humans Of Dublin Facebook page dedicated to rescue animals that have been looked after by DSPCA. I have posted all the links below this article and a video the … Continue reading DSCPA & Humans Of Dublin present ‘Rescue Pets of Dublin’

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)

Species of the Day: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Bottlenose Dolphin The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is one of 24 whale and dolphin species in Irish waters. The west of Ireland in particular, is thought to be home to one of the highest bottlenose dolphin concentrations in all of Europe. With the exception of orcas, the bottlenose dolphin is larger than the other dolphin … Continue reading Species of the Day: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

Wildlife Corridor – What are they & why are they so important?

What is a Wildlife Corridor?  A Wildlife Corridor is an area in the environment or a landscape that functions as a passage way which increases connectivity between species or a species' access to other areas of land. Wildlife Corridors are usually habitats that are long in length and connect fragmented patches of habitat by which … Continue reading Wildlife Corridor – What are they & why are they so important?