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Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland Events in West Cork

Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Saturday Evening Talk at Butlerstown Maria Long of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) will be giving a talk in Butlerstown, West Cork this Saturday evening about the BSBI, what it is, what it does, and why it’s important. It will be a great opportunity to learn about plant….

Raven under the cosh from belligerent hoodies

Hooded crows are a pretty cranky bunch at this time of year, and don’t seem to tolerate much in the way of intrusion on their “patch” by anything remotely perceived as threatening. Raptors and other corvids are given short shrift as the hoodies work in tandem to see them off…..

Look out for: oil beetles

Oil beetle

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….