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Tranquil horizon: Inishturk beyond the hedge. Illustration: Michael Viney

As the coast becomes dotted with holiday houses, the sea is becoming dotted with fish farms. The farther away they stay, the bette(...)

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New species: the emperor dragonfly arrived in 2000. Illustration: Michael Viney

Thirty-two species of dragonfly and damselfly have been recorded in Ireland. The process has been a labour of love

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Dinner time: a peregrine with its prey. Illustration: Michael Viney

Half a century after their DDT disaster, peregrine falcons are in full recovery, but they follow somewhat different lifestyles on (...)

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Garderners welcome this shy bird’s services in eating bothersome flies and midges, but they’ll struggle to make friends with it

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Pilot whales: a pod of 13 beached in Co Donegal last month. Illustration: Michael Viney

Scientists have found that stray magnetic fields can steer them off course

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