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Does the lockdown bring any silver linings?

Does the national lockdown have any silver linings? Well, one was seeing the motorway verges covered in Dandelions and Cowslips on a recent trip to Newbridge. The delay in routine mowing along the motorways has allowed these wildflowers to flourish … Continued

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Can you find the first Irish Ivy Bee?

Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) Please keep an eye out for the Ivy Bee. It has never been spotted in Ireland, but it is now common in Britain and seems likely to arrive on our shores very soon. It’s a solitary … Continued

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Osmia aurulenta behaving strangely

Osmia aurulenta is a solitary bee that is found along our east and south coasts. It nests in empty snail shells, and we have always assumed it is restricted to sand dunes in Ireland. It is recorded inland in Britain, but generally … Continued

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