Bees have been a part of Mairead Love’s life since childhood. As Chairperson of the Fastnet Area Bee-Keepers Association (FABKA), she gives an insight into the value of bees and pollinators. If you are interested in learning more and becoming a beekeeper join the association’s online training course in February […]

As 2021 starts in pandemic-induced lockdown we could all be forgiven for being dismayed about progress in environmental and climate change issues.   In the first seven months of 2020, more than 13,000sq km (5,019sq miles) of the Brazilian Amazon was burned; we saw wildfires raging through Australia and the West Coast of the […]

I’ve been attempting the usual resolution-making and contemplation of the past 12 months, as I like to do in the early days of any new year. It has been challenging. The past 12 months have certainly been a rollercoaster, with who-knows-what ahead of us for the next 12 months. As […]

Dave Rees, Chairman of BirdWatch Ireland West Cork Branch, on the beauty of barn owls, which sadly have become an increasingly rare sight, although there are encouraging signs that the numbers of Barn Owls are beginning to pick up again. There is something about seeing a Barn Owl that brings […]

It is well into the winter season and we are going through days of glorious frosty cold and harsh wet windy weather that only these months can bring. The fresh air has been invigorating and the icy mornings are good for the soul. Of course many of us just want […]

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