Michael Viney: Smartphone cameras allow us to get in close, often to a hand’s breadth of the subject
Dolphin’s head, crayfish, inseparable geese and sea beans
Masked crab in Wexford, hungry herons in Cork and an arctic redpoll in Kerry
Lophelia pertusa is the great builder of deep-sea reefs, with live coral crests as rich in species as rainforests
Dr Don Cotton has produced a fascinating study of marine debris along the Sligo coast
Ethna Viney responds to your queries, observations and photographs
Every splurge of energy . . . prompts sitting down for a bit, to contemplate my own, much diminished, kingdom
Eye on Nature: Ethna Viney on a giant egg case, a diving water beetle and a fighting sparrowhawk
Timely publication of ‘Ireland’s Seashore’ (Collins Press, €15) a boon for beachcombers
Eye on Nature: Brittle starfish, sea squirts and sea mouse among rarely seen marine life
Another Life: Michael Viney on tired birds, bitter temperatures and climate chaos
DNA research has explored the post-glacial sources of Ireland’s mixed bag of mammals
Eye on Nature: Ethna Viney on Alexanders’ rust, frog spawn and yellowhammers
Eye on Nature: Ethna Viney on amber, scarlet elf caps, squirrels and mistle thrushes
Another Life: Michael Viney on a rare find by two young sisters
Q&A: Expect no relief until the weekend when floods from melting snow could arise
Another Life: Michael Viney on the cash value of Ireland’s coastal ecosystem
Ethna Viney on an undesirable visitor, rotating starlings and one-legged gulls
Ethna Viney on a hen bullfinch, a dining otter and a hen’s 11 chicks
Another Life: Michael Viney on Richard Murphy’s Connemara life
Josepha Madigan appears to be ‘appropriate minister’ to look after our ocean ecosystem
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