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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….

Wildlife Photographer of the Year coming to Dublin!


The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) exhibition is coming to Dublin this year… for the first time ever… and we have a pair of free tickets to give away to one lucky Ireland’s Wildlife reader. Co-owned by the Natural History Museum in London and the BBC, WPY is widely….

Cork wildlife group needs frog survey volunteers

Cork Frog Survey Poster

Frogs play an important role in our lives; they are great pest controllers in our gardens and on farms by eating slugs, worms and flies, while otters and herons rely on frogs to supplement their diets. Ireland has only one native frog species, the common frog, Rana temporaria. It is….

A journey to Antarctica: ten weeks in the freezer

Author and naturalist JimWilson

The West Cork and Cork Branches of BirdWatch Ireland are hosting an illustrated talk by Cork based author and naturalist Jim Wilson on Friday 7th February 2014. The event takes place at the Cork International Airport Hotel, with doors opening at 7pm, and the talk commencing at 8pm sharp. This is the….

Ireland’s minibeasts star in new children’s radio show

A new radio show introducing Irish children to the wonderful world of invertebrates debuts on RTÉ Jr Radio on Saturday 08 February at 11am. Stings, Wings & Crawly Things is a 12 part series for children aged 4-7 years that explores fascinating facts about Irish insects, spiders and all manner of winged….

Ireland’s first Urban BioBlitz to take place in Limerick City

Ireland's Urban BioBlitz, Limerick

Members of the public in Limerick City and surrounding areas are being invited to join wildlife experts and ecologists this weekend in Ireland’s first ever Urban BioBlitz. Hosted by Limerick City Council, Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns Group and the National Biodiversity Data Centre, the Limerick Urban BioBlitz aims to identify and….

National Whale Watching event on Sunday 18th August

As part of National Heritage Week 2013 the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) is hosting its annual shore-based whale watching event, Whale Watch Ireland 2013. The event takes place on Sunday 18 August 2013 between 2pm and 5pm at 16 headlands around the Irish coast (see details below). It’s….

West Cork Butterfly Field Trip: Saturday 08 June 2013

Marsh Fritillary

Butterfly enthusiasts Abigail Brewer, Damaris Lysaght and Ciaran Cronin are leading a guided butterfly field trip in West Cork on Saturday 08 June. The day is open to everyone of all knowledge and experience levels, and offers a great opportunity to get out in the field with experts to search….

Special Deal on Whale Watching Weekend

IWDG Cape Clear Whale Watching Course

In true “” style, the IWDG is offering Ireland’s Wildlife readers a special one-off discount of €10 off the normal €90 course fee for this weekend’s Summer Whale Watching Course on Cape Clear Island off the West Cork coast. Hey… that’s MORE THAN 10% OFF! The course offers a fantastic opportunity….

Bird Identification Expert speaking in Cork

Killian Mullarney talk on Bird Identification

The Art of Identification A forty-year perspective on birding and Field Guides With Killian Mullarney Friday 01 February 2013, Cork International Airport Hotel Doors open 7pm, talk commences at 8pm Join Killian Mullarney, renowned bird artist and and international authority on bird identification in Cork on 01 February for this….

Citizen Science hits the beach with Coastwatch 2012

Coastwatch team seeks Citizen Scientists for shore survey

Coastwatch is an annual “Eco-Audit” of Ireland’s shoreline that relies on “Citizen Scientists” like you to submit records from all around the Irish coast. 2012 marks the survey’s 25th anniversary in Ireland, and takes place between 15 September and 15 October [I know this post is a bit late… oops…….

National Heritage Week kicks off this Saturday

National Heritage Week begins this Saturday the 18 August with more than 1,500 events planned around the country spanning every aspect of Irish heritage including wildlife and nature. Don’t forget to check out the programme of events on the Heritage Week website or download the Heritage Week App for your Android….