Declan Doogue

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Perfect  purple: the greater butterwort wildflower of Kerry. Illustration: Michael Viney

It seems I was born loving flowers, whatever that makes me, apart from lucky to find so much pleasure in the world. In an early infant memory, tiny bl(...)

Dublin Bay Biosphere: the designation has been widened from North Bull Island to the whole bay, which includes South Wall and Poolbeg Lighthouse. Photograph: Ashley Lowry/Moment Open/Getty

If you worry about the degradation of naturally productive and diverse landscapes into urban-industrial wastelands, then Unesco’s concept of a biosphe(...)