By-the-wind sailors: not true jellyfish at all. Illustration: Michael Viney

As jellyfish and their kin move up the research agenda, their role in the global ecosystem is becoming clearer

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Irish hare: likes good quality, sugar-rich grass. Illustration: Michael Viney

Zoologists at Quercus, Queen’s University Belfast’s ecological research unit, are deeply concerned about the spread of the brown h(...)

Satellite studies: the ocean sunfish, or Mola mola. Illustration: Michael Viney

Climate change and the drift of jellyfish may explain a recent surge in sightings of nature’s biggest bony fish

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Hedgehog: we should encourage the millipede predator. Illustration: Michael Viney

Eye on Nature gets several pleas for advice each year, some from bungalow-dwellers whose pebble-dashed gables are blackened at nig(...)

Country cures: meadowsweet tea for a heavy cold? Illustration: Michael Viney

We’re slowly rediscovering Ireland’s native botanical heritage

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