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Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a terrestrial botanical species. The native home range for this plant is the Himalayas of which it is named after. It is known to be a high-impact invasive species in countries that it is alien to, hence the…

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The Green Party have launched their ‘Waste Reduction Bill 2017’ this week. The Bill includes proposals for new measures with the objective of improving the current state of Ireland’s recycling status. It is known that this year’s Waste Reduction Bill…

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Holly Blue is a little blue-coloured butterfly that is native to Ireland. They are continuously in-flight throughout their natural range from early April to late June and once again then in early August to early September. They have a wingspan of only 1.5…

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Minister Heather Humphreys and the rest of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are asking the Irish public to report any sightings of our iconic Curlew. The Curlew is one of the most threatened birds on our island and…

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What is Japanese Knotweed?  Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a herbaceous perennial plant. This species is extremely common and widespread across Ireland. It is most prominent in areas of wasteland, roadsides, landfills, wetlands and riparian…

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What is a Muntjac Deer?  A Muntjac Deer is from the Cervidae family and the Muntiacus genus. This species is also known as the barking deer and Mastreani deer. This species are believed to be the oldest known Deer genus to exist. It is thought that…

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Birdwatch Ireland: Donegal Branch When: 13th June 2017 Where: St. Conal’s, Letterkenny. Time: 7.30pm Event Info: Recognise eight birdsongs: a one-hour walk & talk in the park (with An Taisce). Meet at the Vestry Café, St Conal’s, Letterkenny,…

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Birdwatch Ireland: West Cork Branch  When: 4th June 2017 Where: Bere Island Time: 9.30am sharp Event Info: A full day’s walk on Bere Island. Limited places: booking essential. Meet in car park of West Lodge Hotel, Bantry, for car-pooling at 8.30am sharp,…

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Birdwatch Ireland: Laois Branch When: 4th June 2017 Where: County Hall, Portlaoise Time: 9.30 sharp Event Info: Visit to Co. Wicklow to see Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Red Kites. Group will meet at the County Hall, Portlaoise at 9am sharp to car-pool.…

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Summer Camps are the best way to keep your child busy over the summer holidays! Summer Camps are also an excellent way for your child to mingle with new people their own age and gain some well-needed people skills at a young age while having a great time!…
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