The estimated 13 million rabbits in Ireland cost the economy some €55 million annually. Illustration: Michael Viney

The global flow of wild species, often following humans around, takes thousands of plants, animals and insects far from their homes and natural contro(...)

Elinor Vere Wiltshire: May 30th, 1918- January 20th, 2017

Elinor Vere Wiltshire (née OBrien), who died earlier this year, was a talented Limerick-born photographer whose pictures of Dublin in the 1950s and 19(...)

Ragweed: one plant can generate up to a billion grains of pollen in a season, travelling hundreds of kilometres on the wind. Illustration: Michael Viney

Letting our lawn patches grow without mowing this year offered the pleasure, rare on a sheep-shorn hillside, of watching a sheet of wild grasses shoot(...)

Wicklow beaches: nesting terns have to be fenced off. Illustration: Michael Viney

Airy as spindrift, sharp as knives, they flicker beyond the third wave in flashes of white light, plunge-diving for sand eels. Their courtship is an a(...)