Oisín Duffy
About Oisín Duffy
Oisín Duffy is an ecologist and environmental educator with a special interest in the Flora of Ireland and Pollinators. He is the photographer and co-author of Biodiversity Ireland’s identification guide on “Trees and Shrubs”. He has a BA from NUIG and an MSc from NUIG and UL. Oisín is an active biological recorder, and current Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) Vice-county recorder for East Donegal (H34) and participates in a number of recording schemes run by the National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC), Bat Conservation Ireland (BCI) and others. In 2016, Oisín worked in conjunction with the National Biodiversity Data Centre to develop a plant monitoring scheme for Ireland. During the Summer of 2016, he toured Ireland giving workshops for the Irish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. His most recent work has been as a photographer and author of the “Wildflowers in South Armagh”.
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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 […]

A beautifully posed Peacock butterfly showing those distinctive eyespots, this particular individual looks very fresh and is in pristine condition – Oisín Duffy
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Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io) — ID Guide

December 7, 2016 0

The Peacock Butterfly is one of our most distinctive butterfly species, it is large and brightly coloured and once seen, it is not easily forgotten. This species follows on from the last two in that […]

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Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) — ID Guide

November 23, 2016 0

The Red Admiral butterfly is perhaps one of the best known species, even if people haven’t seen the species, most will recognise the name. The species also follows on nicely from our last profile on […]

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Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) — ID Guide

June 14, 2016 0

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) – Ruithéal rí – Geraniaceae Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) is perhaps one of our best known native wildflower in the Geranium family. This beautiful little pink flower is accustomed to growing in […]

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Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) — ID Guide

May 19, 2016 0

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) – Coinnle corra Asparagaceae One of our best known and most loved spring flowers is bluebell. This beautiful wildflower really does carpet woodland floors throughout April and May. Bluebells can be found […]

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Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) — ID Guide

April 28, 2016 0

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) — Seamsóg Oxalidaceae A beautiful, characteristic sign of Spring and a familiar sight to any of you out there who like to take a dander through the woods at this time of year. […]

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