Scientists at University of Galway have published the first record of a noble false widow spider feeding on a pygmy shrew, a species of tiny mammal protected in Ireland. The new study, recently published in the international journal ‘Ecosphere’, demonstrates further the potentially negative impact of the invasive and venomous noble […]

Nicholas Mitchell explains why it’s not too early in the year to talk about bird song, normally associated with the dawn chorus. Our resident birds have already started to sing. We humans mark the beginning of spring with the celebration of St Brigid on the first day of February. St […]

‘Clochán Uisce’, a new group just started in Clonakilty, is inviting anyone with an interest in our local rivers to meet to share memories, collect data, plan walks and promote these sometimes overlooked natural resources. The group is the Irish hub for the initiative ‘Drinkable Rivers’, an EU project to […]