Few, if any, of Ireland’s mammals have evolved the ability to eat venomous creatures
Recognition of their venerable bloodlines has swept them into attention as a rare and authentic Irish breed
The sea around Ireland has a host of gelatinous species - many come in bizarre geometrical shapes and assemblies
River and sea lampreys differ greatly in size and in the size and pattern of their teeth
Climate change brings with it timing mismatches that threaten some species’ survival
‘You could argue that blackbird sings the words, whereas mistle thrush speaks them’
Giant creature now an endangered species in northeast Atlantic after a cull that lasted half a century
As large trawlers are restricted, ‘low-impact fishers’ take up a role in the coastal ecosystem
Flowers have been strongly endorsed as boosting wellbeing and speeding up recovery
The Uninhabitable Earth a salutary warning for our increasingly threatened times
The process of surveying the birds on Irish and UK islands is laborious and difficult
The global threat to the insect world gives the worth of ivied trees new significance
As threats to bees grow severe, garden design should consider pollinators’ needs
Are we sustaining goldfinches at an increasingly artificial level? And does it matter?
Older Irish people living along the coast have a lower risk of depression
What we choose to eat is often now linked to wellbeing of planet as well as ourselves
The autumn’s calm seas have delivered phronima ashore with a gentle touch
Shoals are moving into northern waters, hitting salmon and seabird populations
Hare density has been found to be 18 times higher in a coursing club’s hunting grounds
As the clouds become more rain-laden, we’ll have to count on blocking highs from Siberia
Do you know your cetaceans from your elasmobranchs? Prove it
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