Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)

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)

Wildlife-themed Irish Summer Camps for your kids this year!

Summer Camps are the best way to keep your child busy over the summer holidays! Summer Camps are also an excellent way for your child to mingle with new people their own age and gain some well-needed people skills at a young age while having a great time! It also means that you also get … Continue reading Wildlife-themed Irish Summer Camps for your kids this year!

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!

Teagasc Agri-Environment Conference takes place this week

Teagasc will be hosting their Agri-Environment Conference this Thursday, April 6th 2017. The event is set to take place in Co. Offaly at the Tullamore Court Hotel. The event begins at 9.30am and is expected to run until approximately 4pm. There will be four sessions taking place as the day goes on. The first session … Continue reading Teagasc Agri-Environment Conference takes place this week

Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

This site is of significant importance to Ireland's biodiversity as it is home to a large range of rare plant species, trout and ancient tree species. Additionally, as it is located on a floodplain, it is a very rare type of woodland setting in Ireland. The Reserves and Engagement Officer for the Native Woodland Trust, Rebecca … Continue reading Extended region of Slieve Bloom Mountains saved by the Native Woodland Trust

Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Green Party Councillor, David Healy, has suggested that the introduction of Pine Martens to Howth would help to reduce the Grey Squirrel problems in the area. The Grey Squirrel populations on the peninsula are currently threatening the native Red Squirrel populations. The Councillor has stated that the Red Squirrel populations are continuing to be at … Continue reading Cllr. David Healy suggests bringing Pine Martens to Howth to reduce Grey Squirrel populations

Minister Creed’s latest announcement on TB vaccination for Irish Badgers

  Irish Badger Culls & Tuberculosis The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) have discussed the huge economic cost that Bovine TB imposes on the Irish economy every year - particularly for the Irish farming industry. The IWT have stated that in 2012 alone, the Irish government had spent close to €3,400,000 of the public taxpayers money on the control … Continue reading Minister Creed’s latest announcement on TB vaccination for Irish Badgers

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: 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)