A recent post to the Ireland's Wildlife page on Facebook (you can like it here... if you don't already :-) ) reminded me of an encounter I had with what has to be one of our most curious looking groups of insects. It was back in April 2008, when my family and I were spending a weekend in Glengarriff, Co. Cork. We were staying in a cottage right in the middle of Glengarriff … [Read more...] about Look out for: oil beetles
"So that’s what my breath looks like!" exclaimed my young daughter as we walked up to school on a cold and frosty morning. They had been busy breathing in deep lungfuls of the autumn air and watching excitedly as it escaped through their cupped hands. The novelty had long worn off for me and I encouraged them up the road with the promise of one more treat before their school … [Read more...] about Secrets of the Sycamore
I'd like to wish all Ireland's Wildlife readers, partners and associates a very Merry Christmas and look forward to a wonderful and wildlife-full 2014 with you all. 2013 has been a pivotal year for the site -- we've made some great new connections and partnerships, have some fabulous new contributors, reviewed some great products and introduced some exciting new wildlife … [Read more...] about Wishing you a Wild Christmas!
I put together these posters this week as part of the display for our stand at the Birdwatch Ireland West Cork Branch Christmas Fair in Clonakilty this afternoon. We'll be at O'Donovan's Hotel on the main street along with lots of other craft and wildlife stalls, including the Birdwatch Ireland, the IWDG and Cork Whale Watch. If you're in West Cork this afternoon why not call … [Read more...] about New Ireland’s Wildlife Promotional Posters
I'm delighted to be taking part in the upcoming "Blog Tour" to celebrate the launch of the brand new bird field guide the Crossley ID Guide Britain & Ireland. I'll be reviewing a copy of the guide in the Book Review section of the site in due course... but the blog tour is something a bit different. Basically the publisher, Princeton University Press, has teamed up with … [Read more...] about All aboard for the Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland Blog Tour