Archive for the Wildlife Category

Local biodiversity: The Pollinator Plan

By Geneva Pattison Some people love them. Some people hate them. Let’s talk about pollinators. Pollinators are insects that roam from flower to flower collecting pollen from each stamen. Our main species of pollinator is the bee, with our country […]

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Herbert Park Native Tree Trail

By Geneva Pattison Nestled in between the American Embassy and the RDS you’ll find the ever-calming presence of Herbert Park. It was named after Sydney Herbert who was the father of the Earl of Pembroke and in 1903, it was […]

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Covanta’s plans to burn more kept on ice

Covanta's plans to burn more kept on ice

By Paul Carton Covanta have had to withdraw their application to burn more waste. The application to ‘increase the annual capacity of existing waste to energy facility by 90000 tonnes’ which was lodged with An Bord Pleanala (the board) requested […]

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There is a buzz about Trinity

There is a buzz about Trinity

Queen Mebh and her fellow bees have worked hard and the first batch of honey has been produced by Trinity College’s beehives! Trinity College Dublin is one of the many colleges and communities which are taking part in the All-Ireland […]

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Sealed with a kiss

Sealed with a kiss

The first ever species that was protected by a law imposed by government is here for all to see along our coasts and harbours. The marine mammal known as the grey seal was once a threatened species at the beginning […]

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The Little Egret – The Snowy White Heron

The Little Egret - The Snowy White Heron

On a casual day while walking along the River Dodder, from the Aviva Stadium up to where the Dodder merges into the Grand Canal and where there is a confluence of the Dodder and the River Liffey, I arrive at […]

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Winter Migrations

Winter Migrations

While the summer may have come and gone and with it many of our beloved feathered friends back to the sands of Sub-Saharan Africa, the winter time brings its own migrants from the cold reaches of the Arctic Circle and […]

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Birdwatching studies in Dublin Bay

Birdwatching studies in Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay is internationally recognised as an important place for waterbirds and waders, and is designated as a special Protective Area under the EU Birds Directive. Birdwatch Ireland have been involved in an ongoing project in the count of certain […]

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