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
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
What is an American Mink? The American Mink is a member of the Mustela genus meaning that it is a mustelid. The American Mink differs from other members of the Mustela genus such as Weasels and Stoats due to its larger size. This mammal is more similar to a type of Marten that the other types … Continue reading American Mink (Neovison vison)
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)
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)
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!
Raptor education in Clare Primary Schools Clare County Council Heritage Officer, Congella McGuire, has released a statement saying that every child in all primary schools within Clare will receive workbooks on Raptors that can be found within the county. The Heritage Officer stated that: "The aim of the upcoming information workbooks is to increase appreciation and … Continue reading Every pupil in Clare Primary Schools will receive educational Raptor Workbooks