Tag Archive | Biodiversity

Put Louth on the map!

Louthonians, if we can be called that, you help is needed, and rather urgently! The National Biodiversity Data Centre, the organisation that collects information about plants & animals in Ireland, are putting together a Mammal Atlas, a map of all the wild mammals in Ireland. To do that, they need records from people living in every county in Ireland (that’s you!). To date, very few records have been received from county Louth. We are almost at the bottom of the leader board, with only around 150 records submitted!

Louth records

Get Louth off the bottom of the county leader board!

To lift us from the bottom, I am asking all Louth residents who have spotted a badger, hare, fox, squirrel (both red and grey) or any other wild mammal to send this information to the NBDC. You can also report sightings of road kill and cetaceans (whales, dolphins etc.). It only takes a minute via this link, and it will  literally put Louth on the map!

 

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Records of wild mammals wanted! Photo: NBDC website

 

 

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Biodiversity from afar…

Although I’m not physically in Ireland right now (I will be soon!) I thought I would join in the biodiversity week celebrations with my own little contribution. A little selection of my amateur photos, taken over a number of years, which for me, celebrates Irish biodiversity – from coast to hill top, forest to meadow, from tiny flower to giant tree.

autum colours Beautiful beech beech branch budding out coast coast2 diversity droplets ferns flowers footprints fox glove Frozen giant gyles quay herb robert leaf litter better mountains purple flowers sand sarah flower sligo stephens town pond sunset coast tunnel upland colours upland galtees whit flower