About Aoife Rose O'Reilly
Aoife is a freelance science and creative writer with a background in geology, biology and natural sciences. Her hobbies include dance, photography and trying to keep her houseplants alive.
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Things to watch out for this month: The Snowdrop

March 5, 2018 0

One of Ireland’s most distinctive flowers, the snowdrop is often the first flower to appear in the year. Like many over-wintering bulbs the snowdrop requires a period of sharp cold in order to germinate correctly. […]


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 […]