Beneficial insects are essential in keeping our gardens and farms healthy. Some pollinate plants that produce our food. Others eat pests that would otherwise destroy our food crops. They also help break down dead organic material and recycle nutrients back into the soil. We rely on these tiny insects more than we realize, and they are a valuable part of the ecosystem.What … [Read more...] about Beneficial Garden Insects and How to Attract Them to Your Garden
Our friends over at CJ Wildlife (birdfood.ie) are our go-to resource for all our garden wildlife supplies here at Ireland's Wildlife. From bird food and feeders, to nest boxes and bug hotels... and everything in between. They also carry a host of seasonal, wildlife-friendly plants, bulbs and seeds to help make sure your garden not only looks fantastic, but is fantastic for … [Read more...] about Competiton: win a border full of wildlife-friendly plants this spring
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
As another wildlife documentary draws to a close, I can't help looking out of the window at our back garden: the patio, the lawn, the garden wall strewn with ivy, the flowers nodding their heads gently in the evening breeze.It all seems so quiet and mundane compared to the wondrous tropical ecosystem I've just witnessed on the screen. But first impressions can be … [Read more...] about Garden wildlife: it’s a jungle out there!
Ireland's wildlife is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Europe's leading wild bird food supplier.CJ Wildlife is now our Official Bird Food Partner, and will supply food, feeders and other products to help us attract even more of our feathered friends and other wildlife into the Ireland's Wildlife garden. Naturally we'll be sharing our experiences with the … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Wildlife’s new Official Bird Food Partner