ID Guide

Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) — ID Guide

March 22, 2016 1

Last week looked at the Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius), this week we will be looking at another species which also has a red tail, the tiny Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum). B. pratorum is a relatively […]

Opinion

Predation in (Chest) Waders

March 18, 2016 1

I wasn’t quite sure what was expected from a predation research student at first; I soon found out it was the ability to laugh at oneself while chest deep in river water surrounded by cows. […]

A rather sluggish and sandy B. lapidarius from a dune system – Oisín Duffy
ID Guide

Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) — ID Guide

March 16, 2016 0

This week we’ll be looking at a highly distinctive and beautiful species of bumblebee. The red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) is a beautiful species which appears to be more abundant throughout the southern half of the […]

Welcome to the realm of the Hippo! It's going to be down to the best possible strategic planning and good will of the Hippos that my traps don't get completely flattened!
Research

It pays to have a hard shell up here!

March 14, 2016 8

I’ve recently returned from my first visit to my field site here in South Africa, the Ndumo game reserve. This place is truly incredible and I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to call […]

Opinion

Artist canvasses for species

March 4, 2016 0

I have being doing the Endangered Dave project for a number of years now. My aim is to highlight the many species that are endangered or protected in Ireland, as well as the destructive practises […]