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!
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)
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!
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)
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)
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)
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!
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?