Carl Linnaeus

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Lophelia pertusa reef. Monitoring changes in reefs is prompting new remote video techniques, like that just pioneered by a science team from UCC. Illustration: Michael Viney

Lophelia pertusa has nothing to with Hamlet’s damsel in the river and is not, for that matter, even Latin. I was once dropped from a “bright” stream i(...)

Red list: 40 of Ireland’s 244 types of water beetles are at risk. Illustration: Michael Viney

All summer, fresh images of Irish wildlife have appeared in the inbox of “Eye on Nature”, often through capture with smartphones that are also cameras(...)

Box hedging in the gardens of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co Cork. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If you’re one of those gardeners who grows box hedging or topiary box specimens, then you’ll know it’s become fashionable to write off this wonderfull(...)

The sight of wild sea vegetables always fills me with a sense of delight. Why do we ignore them? They grow in abundance on our shores. If it were not (...)

Dux redux: the giant squid has its own Darwin Centre tank. Illustration: Michael Viney

‘All things bright and beautiful / All creatures great and small / All things wise and wonderful / The Lord God made them all.” It was a great tune fo(...)