The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine confirmed earlier this week that colonies of the invasive Oak Processionary Moth (Thaumetopoea processionea) had been discovered on four oak trees in a Dublin housing estate. The caterpillars and the trees have been destroyed in an attempt to eradicate the pest before….
A gardener at a Dublin park has rediscovered a bumblebee species last recorded in Ireland in 1926. Eddie Hill, who is an avid bee recorder, and regularly submits bee sightings to the National Bumblebee Monitoring scheme, noticed some odd looking bees feeding on flowers at St. Enda’s Park in Rathfarnam. After studying photographs and two….
A group of postgraduate students at the School of Natural Sciences in Dublin has come up with an innovative way of engaging with the Irish public about the importance of biodiversity. They’ve produced a set of eight “Biodiversity Beermats”, each featuring a fun biodiversity fact, and beautifully designed and illustrated….
For the first time in more than 100 years wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) have been confirmed breeding in Dublin’s Tolka river. A recent review of fish stocks in the river noted the presence of juvenile salmon at three locations: Tolka, Glasnevin and three locations Inland Fisheries Ireland noted the….
Three resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) continue to thrill onlookers with their acrobatic antics in the Killiney Bay / Dalkey area of Dublin Bay. Footage of the trio even featured on last night’s RTÉ news. According to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) there have been daily sightings of….
The population of the roseate tern (Sterna dougallii), which is classed as one of Europe’s rarest breeding seabirds, is getting a much needed boost thanks to a Birdwatch Ireland and National Parks and Wildlife Service conservation initiative. According to a report in today’s Irish Times Ireland now boasts 90 per….