I'd popped back to the room to get something and was taking my time, enjoying the cool of the air con after the sweltering mid-morning heat of Thailand's West Coast. Suddenly my youngest burst into the room. "Dad, come quick mum's watching gibbons from the swimming pool." Now there's a line you don't hear every day. I grabbed the two pairs of binoculars I have with me on … [Read more...] about Gibbons from the infinity pool #IWOnTour
Ireland's Wildlife On Tour (#IWOnTour)
This is where you'll find wildlife related posts and feature articles about Ireland's Wildlife trips outside Ireland, from short breaks to British wildlife hotspots, to longer overseas trips, you'll find all our non-Irish wildlife content here.
What wildlife gear do you take with you when you're heading off on a four month trip, and you have to travel light? That was the conundrum I faced a few weeks ago when packing for our extended trip to Australia and Southeast Asia. After much deliberation I finally had my gear bag packed... here's a quick run down of what made the cut in the end. (If you'd like to keep up … [Read more...] about #IWOnTour Wildlife Gear run-down.
Thrombolites are amazing structures. Along with their close relatives stromatolites, these ancient bacterial colonies are ancestors of the very first life forms to exist on earth, and the hard calcareous deposits created by these colonies are bizarre. It's actually quite humbling to stand alongside these living relics. These thrombolites are on the shores of Lake … [Read more...] about Thrombolites: Lake Clifton’s living fossils
We'd been in Australia for a fortnight. While we'd seen some amazing wildlife, including kangaroos, dolphins and some amazing bird life, the closest we'd come to seeing a koala was the cuddly toys at the local souvenir shop. That's hardly surprising -- because its an east coast species that doesn't occur in Western Australia. So imagine my surprise when we stopped off at … [Read more...] about Koalas: the cute and cuddly face of Aussie wildlife (but only when they’re asleep)
When you travel you see amazing things. Things so far removed from your normal everyday experiences that you have to do a double-take and stop in awe. Sometimes they are big things... other times they can be very small. Today's jaw-dropping experience was tiny... and blue... oh so very, very blue. It was a little blue bird which, with that typical Aussie panache for gross … [Read more...] about What a splendid little blue wren!