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Recorders reach the 100,000th record milestone

A very significant milestone was reached over the weekend when the number of records submitted to Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal in 2019 passed the 100,000th mark. The 100,000th records was of heather (Calluna vulgaris) from Valentia Island [grid ref. V387774] … Continued

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The search for rare Irish plants

Dr Úna FitzPatrick, Senior Ecologist with the National Biodiversity Data Centre, explains the appeal of finding rare plants for the Rare Plant Monitoring Scheme Some people know I really like wild bees. Here’s a secret: I like wild plants even … Continued

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The Silent Extinction of Insects

Dr. Tomás Murray, Senior Ecologist with the National Biodiversity Data Centre explores our understanding of global insect losses   What’s happening globally? Fundamentally, insects are “the little things that run the world”, (E.O. Wilson, 1987) and this is why the … Continued

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