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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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The business of helping pollinators

When we published the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan at the end of 2015, I didn’t envisage businesses playing a big role in helping. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It seems like every time I quote the number of business supporters, … Continued

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Measuring Farmland Biodiversity

Dr Neus Rodriguez-Gasol explains how farms can be surveyed for biodiversity and provides details on the surveying techniques used by the Protecting Farmland Pollinators EIP Survey Team.     Nowadays it is well known that the world is experiencing a … Continued

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Farmland Pollinator Scores

Working together with farmers to help pollinators

50 years ago, our farms were pollinator havens. Extensive hedgerows flowered in spring and hay meadows in summer; and well-fed pollinators buzzed around, free from chemicals. Times change and things move on, but sometimes hidden within progress there can be … Continued

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Dragonfly Ireland – Newsletter # 2

Welcome to the Spring 2020 newsletter of Dragonfly Ireland 2019 – 2024, a joint project of the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Centre for Environmental Data and Recording, Northern Ireland. Dragonfly Ireland 2019 – 2024 is an all-Ireland survey … Continued

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