Do you know the common bird species you are most likely to see in your garden. Large gardens attract the most number of species though small gardens compete very well and are by far the most popular and widespread garden type.
Though life in the village is temporarily slowing down, you’ll no doubt have noticed that the seasons continue to change at pace – there’s a little bit more sunshine and many of your garden birds have started singing. That proliferation of birdsong can only mean one thing – nesting season is upon us!.
Bumblebee Monitoring volunteer, Liz Gabbett, has collaborated with the National Biodiversity Database Centre ecologists to create an online resource for all who want to learn (or revise) how to recognize the six most common bumblebee species found in Ireland.