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Cuckoo spit/spittlebug foam on plants is harmless. Please leave it alone.

Cuckoo Spit and Frog Hoppers - Spittle Bugs are not harmful

I’m usually delighted to see Ireland’s Wildlife featured in the media — but a recent article published in the Gardening section of the RSVP Magazine website has me less than thrilled. The article in question sensationalises the connection between frog-hoppers/spittle bugs (their American name) and a bacterial plant disease called….

CJ Wildlife Free Delivery Weekend Plus Feeder and Food Giveaway

Our garden wildlife partners over at CJ Wildlife are making it easier than ever to stock up on your garden bird feeding supplies before Christmas with free shipping on all orders this weekend. We’ve been using CJ Wildlife for all of our garden wildlife supplies here at Ireland’s Wildlife since….

Attract more wildlife to your garden this Black Friday

Black Friday Bird Food Deal

Encouraging wildlife to your garden is one of the best ways of getting closer to the natural world. It’s also a great win-win: providing food and other essential resources for our wild garden visitors is fantastic for them, but it also helps our own mental health and wellbeing. For many….

World Animal Day Offer for your Garden Wildlife

Get 15% off Garden Wildlife products for Wold Animal Day

Monday the 04 October is World Animal Day, and to mark the occasion, our Garden Wildlife Partner, CJ Wildlife, is offering Irish wildlife lovers a 15% discount across their entire range of high-quality bird and wildlife food, equipment and accessories until midnight on Monday 04 October. Just use the coupon….

Garden Bird Nestbox Resources

Blue tit approaching a nest box

After feeding our garden birds, the next best way we can help them is to provide them with safe sites to nest and bring up their young. On this page we’ve gathered some links and resources to help you provide nest boxes for your garden birds. Why provide nest-boxes for….

Make your garden bird-friendly

In this guest post Tony Manhart, founder and editor-in-chief at Gardening Dream, shares his tips for making your garden more bird-friendly. Whether young or old, many people enjoy birdwatching. It can be a relaxing way to pass the time, and it is interesting to learn about the different birds that….

Going wild at home: The 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 wooded valley that runs away from my house. I am not sure if my garden forms part of his territory or he….

Special Free Delivery Weekend promo from CJ Wildlife

Ireland's WIldlife Official Bird Food Partner

Need to order bird food for the holiday season? Our Official Garden Wildlife Supply Partner, CJ Wildlife, has a special pre-Christmas free delivery promotion running until midnight on Sunday. CJ Wildlife has a great year-round free delivery policy on orders over €50 — but for this weekend only they’re dropping that threshold to just….

Digging, for the birds!

Robin With Worm

Regular IW contributor Albert Nolan reflects on how a bit of winter digging benefits the bird life in his garden.   It was a day when you would have fought to have a shovel in your hand as the icy wind slipped easily through layers of clothes. I was finishing off a….

Free delivery weekend from CJ Wildlife

Garden Wildlife Supplies Partner Logo

Ireland’s Wildlife’s Official “Garden Wildlife Supplies” Partner, CJ Wildlife, has a special free delivery weekend to anywhere in Ireland from today until Sunday 29/06/2014. If you haven’t tried them before it’s the perfect opportunity to give them a whirl, or to stock up on your garden wildlife supplies if you’re a regular customer…..

Newt discovered in Tipperary potato patch

Tipparary Newt

This account of a smooth newt found hibernating in an allotment in Co. Tipperary last November was sent in by Ireland’s Wildlife reader and avid gardener Andy Dawson and his young son Ethan. It’s a notable record, since the Irish Wildlife Trust’s National Newt Survey had received no newt records from Tipperary up to and including….

Moths: from the classroom to the garden

Regular contributor Albert Nolan introduces some school children to the wonderful world of Irish moths, and explores some of the other wildlife that makes the most of his mothing endeavours.   I clasped my hands awkwardly while the students recited their morning prayers. As the words echoed around the classroom….