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    Small Blue (Cupido minimus) – ID Guide

    The Small Blue butterfly is the smallest species of butterfly in Ireland and also has quite a restricted range, only being found in certain areas across the country. As mentioned above, the Small Blue is [...]
  • Zoology

    Unravelling the “Jaws” myth

    Scientists have long had a (debatably) unhealthy fascination for potentially dangerous wild animals. A curiosity for anything with sharp teeth, claws, fangs, tusks, and an instinct for survival so strong they could easily shred you to pieces. Call it the [...]
  • Agriculture

    Beecoming a Beekeeper

    Beekeeping is by all accounts an enjoyable and educational hobby for yourself while it also benefits the local environment. You have the chance to see bees at close quarters, learn about their biology and way [...]
  • Above, the delegate's photo taken at the conference, courtesy of Mr Shivan Parusnath and his drone.
    Research

    A Hot Box of Knowledge

    A brief summary of the 13th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference. I became a member of the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) almost a year ago now, and I can safely say it is one [...]

Latest Articles

  • Small Blue (Cupido minimus) – ID Guide

    February 23, 2017 0
    The Small Blue butterfly is the smallest species of butterfly in Ireland and also has quite a restricted range, only being found in certain areas across the country. As mentioned above, the Small Blue is [...]
  • Unravelling the “Jaws” myth

    February 21, 2017 0
    Scientists have long had a (debatably) unhealthy fascination for potentially dangerous wild animals. A curiosity for anything with sharp teeth, claws, fangs, tusks, and an instinct for survival so strong they could easily shred you to pieces. Call it the [...]
  • Irish Environmental Protection Agency Launches Exciting Project for Secondary School Students

    February 16, 2017 0
    The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a competition to encourage secondary school students to “tell the story of your stuff.” The idea is to pick an object such as your water bottle or mobile phone [...]
  • Beecoming a Beekeeper

    February 15, 2017 0
    Beekeeping is by all accounts an enjoyable and educational hobby for yourself while it also benefits the local environment. You have the chance to see bees at close quarters, learn about their biology and way [...]
  • A Hot Box of Knowledge

    February 9, 2017 0
    A brief summary of the 13th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference. I became a member of the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) almost a year ago now, and I can safely say it is one [...]
  • Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) – ID Guide

    February 7, 2017 0
    The Holly Blue is a beautiful and delicate species of butterfly, it is not as common as the Common Blue Butterfly, but is also a high flying species, which may contribute to a lack of [...]
  • The “Crypt-Keeper” Wasp

    February 2, 2017 0
    “Crypt-keeper” wasp tunnels through another wasp’s head. Think you’re having a bad day? Well, feel for the gall wasp. This unfortunate parasite digs its way into an oak tree to reproduce only to be parasitized [...]
  • Pulling at the Roots

    February 1, 2017 0
    The Lenihan family have been in the business of horse logging for over 20 years. Dad, Simon Lenihan, moved to the Lake District from Ireland to set up his company, Celtic Horse Logging, with the [...]
  • Common Blue Butterfly (Polyommatus Icarus) — ID Guide

    January 26, 2017 0
    Ireland has three blue butterfly species, the Common Blue (which we’ll be looking at in this post) the Holly Blue and Ireland’s smallest butterfly the aptly named Small Blue. These species are quite distinctive, once [...]
  • 10 Amazing Animals You Can Spot in Ireland

    January 23, 2017 2
    While we might not have bears hibernating in our caves or packs of wolves roaming our countryside (anymore), Ireland has its fair share of spectacular wildlife, from the cute and cuddly to the downright awe-inspiring. [...]
  • Sex, Drugs and Falcons: The Illicit Falconry Trade

    January 19, 2017 0
    “Falconry” or “hawking” can be defined as the art and sport of hunting in a natural state with a trained bird of prey. Since 2010, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has [...]
  • Swanning Around: True Love and Rude Boats

    January 17, 2017 0
    Long story short: they aren’t mute, cygnets are adorable and swans are dinosaurs. Mute swans or Cygnus olor are interesting birds. Easy to identify due to their impressive size and pure white colour, they are [...]

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