Bird Race is a sure way to kickstart the feelgood factor

The chance of seeing a fieldfare is one of the delights available at the Bird Race, writes Damien Enright

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Rescuing bogs ticks all boxes for nature and climate change

Apart from the natural beauty of bogs and their importance for nature, there’s also the bigger picture of tackling climate change, writes Donal Hickey

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The intricacies of birdsong

Richard Collins explains how male and female birds use their voices

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Taking a closer look at Ireland's buzzards

Ireland was without large birds of prey for over a century and their return has caused surprises, writes Dick Warner

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Witchy winter wonder at the Fota arboretum

Peter Dowdall visits some friends, old and new, on a walk around the world-renowned arboretum at Fota.

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Whither the withering winters of yesteryear?

Damien Enright looks at the sacrifices we make in the cold to be outdoors and whether or not they're worth it.

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Otters are in a healthy state

Munster Blackwater's otter population is in good health and it's a great start to the year, says Donal Hickey.

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Brexit is bad for wildlife

Brexit will affect more than our economy and borders. According to Dick Warner it will be detrimental to our wildlife too.

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Bone can be a boon for some

Richard Collins looks at the evolution of the baculum or penis bone that has long disappeared from the human race but still appears in some mammals.

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To feed or not to feed... on the forage and away with the birds

Everyone loves to feeds the birds - bread and oats among others - but Fiann Ó Nualláin takes a good look at what we should feed them and when.

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Time for summer bulbs

We're straight into a New Year, so it's immediately time to think of the summer ahead.

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Feeding the hive in winter and treatments for varroa mite

Mary O'Riordan has top tips for feeding your out-apiaries  and treating varroa mites this January.

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Putting snowberries under the microscope

This week we're learning all about the snowberries on our nature table.

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Shedding some light on cave mysteries holding stunning art created by early Europeans

Damien Enright has some interesting artistic and historic insight into the cave artworks created by early European.

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Giving seals a second chance

Richard Collins examines seals and what they can teach us about the tides and the passage of time.

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2016 offered many great days out exploring Ireland

Donal Hickey takes a look back at the great days 2016 gave us for the outdoors.

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Rudolph the best reindeer - who once roamed across Ireland

Did you know reindeer once roamed across our rolling greens fields? At least according to copywriter Robert L May. Dick Warner has more.

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Solstice sees the days lengthen

Dick Warner takes a look at the importance of the Winter Solstice to nature and its wildlife.

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Patrick Pearse's teachings ignored by the new state

Donal Hickey discusses Patrick Pearse as a teacher, instilling his pupils with a love of Ireland’s natural beauty.

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Natural ‘gas’ problem is not so funny

The methane emissions problem remains as acute, according to Richard Collins, who wonders, which creatures can help?

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Why ‘me moth’ could light up your life

Damien Enright looks at the wonderful creature that is the moth and the new methods for collection, rather than board pinioning.

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