Thanks to the National Parks and Wildlife service we can now follow the intrigues and antics of the white-tailed eagle pair nesting in Glengarriff Co. Cork live via their very own nestcam.https://youtu.be/SPSOIIEFIdUPart of a reintroduction programme for the species that began in 2007, the adult eagles (male Blue W and female Black P) have successfully hatched a … [Read more...] about Live White-tailed Eagle Webcam
We may all be stuck at home during the COVID-19 lockdown, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy our garden wildlife. Ireland's Wildlife contributor Albert Nolan shares his recent encounters with a resident blackbird. For the last few days, I have been watching a beautiful male blackbird in the garden. He arrives around the same time every day, flying up from the … [Read more...] about Going wild at home: The Blackbird.
The Tree Council of Ireland, supported by Tetra Pak, is calling on primary schools across the country to get involved in Tetra Pak Tree Day and plant a tree on Thursday, 3rd October 2019. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be Planet Positive!”, with a focus on the things that primary school children can easily do in their everyday lives to help nature … [Read more...] about “Be Planet Positive!” Tree Council of Ireland urges Irish Primary Schools
Over the past hundred years or so, as farming practices have changed and urban sprawl has extended, the number of areas of wild grasses and wildflowers in Ireland and the UK has significantly dropped. Some organisations state that the loss of ‘unimproved grasslands’ is as high as 99% in Ireland over the past hundred years.WildflowersIt becomes obvious then, if we have … [Read more...] about How Planting a Wildflower Bed Can Boost Local Wildlife
In the wake of yesterday's decision by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD not to proceed with plans to extend hedgerow cutting into August, a newsletter landed in my inbox.It was from Birdwatch Ireland's Assistant Head of Policy and Advocacy, Oonagh Duggan.In it, Oonagh applauded the Minister's decision and highlighted the … [Read more...] about Thanks Josepha Madigan, you made the right decision.
Recommended Optics...buy binoculars and spotting scopes recommended by our expert team.Shop NowA question I get asked a lot is "what binoculars would you recommend for wildlife watching?". As questions go that's a classic remix of the old "how long is a piece of string" missive. So much depends... on a wide range of variables. I've covered many of the key things to … [Read more...] about New “Recommended” optics store on Ireland’s Wildlife