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Spring Flowers Project 2021

Spring Flowers Project 2021 Newsletter What is it? This project is a joint initiative between the BSBI and the National Biodiversity Data Centre which was kicked off in 2017 and comprises an agreement between both parties to target 16 easily … Continued

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Festival of Farmland Biodiversity

For the month of May, the National Biodiversity Data Centre is hosting a virtual Festival of Farmland Biodiversity. Here Dr. Liam Lysaght, Centre Director, introduces the event and explains what we hope to achieve by running the Festival.  The National … Continued

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Seeking out Ireland’s fragile snakes

A chance encounter with a dead Slow Worm on a lane in the Burren led to Nick Parry’s six-year quest to understand this mysterious reptile   The mysterious slow worm is a species of legless lizard with a snake-like appearance … Continued

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New meadow in a housing estate in Portlaoise

Practical advice on managing wildflower meadows

Anne Sundermann, Ricky Whelan and Brian Gaynor explain how natural meadows are flourishing under management practices of the Irish Wildlife Trust Laois/Offaly branch     One of the best and most successful ways for communities to promote biodiversity is by … Continued

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Grey Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) © Lill Dunne

The secret life of solitary bees

  Dr Úna FitzPatrick, Senior Ecologist at the National Biodiversity Data Centre and co-founder of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, introduces the amazing, little-known world of our solitary bees.   Have you ever heard of solitary bees? Many people have an … Continued

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