Hummingbird hawkmoth. Illustration: M Viney

Some exotic wings appeared in Irish gardens at the peak of last month’s surreal incursion of spring. In Dublin’s Ballybrack, a hummingbird hawkmoth (...)

Climate change: it’s tough on polar bears, but we tell ourselves we can do without them. Photograph: GR/Getty

Crying wolf is a risky strategy, even when the wolf is, quite demonstrably, at the door. People may still say you are imagining the wolf, or that it h(...)