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Common ground?: new rules have dismayed hill farmers. Illustration: Michael Viney

Hill farmers are at sea with the complex commonage system

Keystone: frogs’ offspring play a key role in the food chain. Illustration: Michael Viney

What good are frogs? Ecologists regard them as keystone and sentinel species, with crucial roles in keeping the rest of us alive (...)

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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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