Viney drawing for September 28 - wasp on windfall apple. Illustration: Michael Viney

“Wasps!” A friend visiting from Cork city was quite sure what I should write about next. Her one word rang with feeling. Cork, with southern warmth, (...)

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

A deep unease can be stirred in the Irish psyche by a novel and inordinate assembly of invertebrates. The swarming of bees is acceptable, because this(...)