This month, Karl Woods, a long-term committee member of BirdWatch Ireland West Cork Branch, shares his other (non-birding) interest; moths. With multiple lockdowns over the last 15 months or so and many confined to the small areas around their houses, people have been looking for new things to get into. […]

Continuing the theme from last month, BirdWatch Ireland (West Cork Branch) committee member Fiona O’Neill, writes on her passion for wildflowers. During the past year, many people have become more attuned to birdsong and the presence of birds in their surroundings. Early summer is a good time to turn that […]

Moze Jacobs looks into the benefits of agroforestry Not so long ago, trees, hedgerows, coppices, and shrubs were a natural part of the Irish (agricultural) landscape and taken for granted. Now, these features are rapidly disappearing or have disappeared in many places; to the detriment of biodiversity and the environment, […]