Tag Archives: Attraction

March Wildlife Watch – Great Diving Beetle

Last weekend I visited the Natural History Museum in London and attended a wonderful talk on beetles entitled ‘Beetlemania’ held as part of the museums Nature Live talks in the Attenborough Studio.  Although going into the talk I did not … Continue reading

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March Wildlife Watch – Red Squirrel

Last year there was great excitement at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre as a new species to the area was identified, the Red Squirrel (Iora Rua).  Although the red squirrels do not hibernate they do become less active in … Continue reading

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February Wildlife Watch – Badger

One of the many dangers to wildlife is traffic on our roads. This weeks species the Badger (Broc) I unfortunately saw as road kill along the R409 last week.  The badger is one of Ireland’s noctural mammals that emerge from … Continue reading

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February Wildlife Watch – Snowdrop

The start of Spring brings one of the first well known wild flowers to our communities, the Snowdrop (Plúirín sneachta). The arrival of the snowdrop is considered a sign that the worst of Winter is over.    Although the snowdrop escaped … Continue reading

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January Wildlife Watch – Hare

The Irish hare (Giorra Éireannach) is a native mammal that is widespread in Ireland.  They can be found both in upland and lowland grassland, bogland or coastal habitats and even in urban environments such as retail/office spaces in located on … Continue reading

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Busy Start to Spring at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

PRESS RELEASE: A Busy start to Spring at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre Friday 30th January 2015 February is the start of Spring and a busy time of year at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.  Over the coming days … Continue reading

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January Wildlife Watch – Earthworms

In winter when we think of wildlife often hibernation comes to mind.  However decomposers are active throughout the winter months.  Many decomposers are invertebrates (species without a backbone), they turn organic material such as autumn leaves or the waste in … Continue reading

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Feile an Dúlra at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre

Press Release: 16th January 2015 Feile an Dúlra at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre The annual Festival of Nature ‘Feile an Dúlra’ at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre is launched.  The festival runs throughout 2015 offering members of the public a … Continue reading

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Get your hands dirty and volunteer in 2015

PRESS RELEASE:  9th January 2015 Get your hands dirty and volunteer in 2015 The Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Lullymore, Co. Kildare is run by a charity, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC).  The IPCC are always looking for volunteers … Continue reading

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Lullymore Bog gives up its Secrets

PRESS RELEASE: THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 2014 Lullymore Bog gives up its Secrets An extraordinary abundance and richness of natural and cultural heritage has been identified in Lullymore in Co. Kildare. In just a relatively small area of 20,000ha studied,  49 wetlands, … Continue reading

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