At more than 2,500 km Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is the longest defined touring route in the world. But the west coast is about more than spectacular scenery and uniquely Irish culture. The Wild Atlantic Way has a wild side that deserves more attention. Ireland isn't high on most people's list when it comes to wildlife destinations. That's a shame, because … [Read more...] about Time to get wild about Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
Earlier today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the fifth of their four-yearly State of the Environment reports “Ireland’s Environment 2012: An Assessment”. I read the press release, scanned through the main points with interest, and went straight for my main area of interest, Chapter 6, Nature and Biodiversity… I was greeted by a merlin, hawthorn blossom (I … [Read more...] about Ireland’s nature and biodiversity featuring invasive alien
Oh dear! Last week I received an email newsletter from Buy4Now.ie (I bought a kitchen appliance through the site about a decade ago and have been on their mailing list ever since). Part of the mail was promoting an Irish business that offers wild bird food. I was delighted to see feeding wild birds high on the agenda… but the accompanying image really annoyed me. Getting the … [Read more...] about Feed the birds this winter and look what might visit your garden: or perhaps NOT!