Ireland's Wildlife contributor Albert Nolan introduces us to Ireland's urban foxes. The silence of Sunday morning was shattered by the harsh warning call of a pair of Magpies in the back garden. Despite the lingering affects of last night's wine I decided it was worth the effort of drawing the curtains as this warning call often indicates a predator is about. As I peered … [Read more...] about A brush with Ireland’s urban foxes
I love wildlife, and I love walking. Best of all I love walking where I can watch wildlife and share what I see with other interested people. It was on one of these wildlife walks on the stunning West Cork coastline (see the photo -- no exaggeration) that I had one of those "eureka" moments. "Why not offer guided wildlife and nature walks through the Ireland's Wildlife … [Read more...] about New wildlife walks get you closer to nature
Against all odds a mini-heatwave seemed to have descended on Ireland. The sun blazed out of a sky for once devoid of cloud as we met up in the car park at Barleycove beach in West Cork. It was early June and we were looking for butterflies. Our target species for the day was the rare marsh fritillary -- one of Ireland's most striking butterfly species … [Read more...] about Butterflies… and so much more!
Hanging out washing is an occupational hazards of working from a home office. Working from home invariably means I'm around when the washing machine finishes its spin cycle. And in most Irish households if the weather is dry there's always one overriding imperative: to get the washing hung out as soon as humanly possible! I don't really mind. There's … [Read more...] about Unexpected wildlife hotspot: the washing line!