Tagged: Ireland

Red Admiral

The Red Admiral butterfly is perhaps one of the best known species, even if people haven’t seen the species, most will recognise the name. The species also follows on nicely from our last...

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Small Tortoiseshell

For the first half of 2015 I will be focusing on some of Ireland’s butterfly species, there are over 30 species of butterfly found in Ireland, some which carry out their full life...

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New Year Plant Hunt: Co. Donegal

It’s over a week since the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) held it’s New Year Plant Hunt, which encouraged botanists and all manner of enthused individuals to go out and find...

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Moss Carder Bee

This week’s piece will be my last for 2014, but fear not, there’ll be more pollinator and plant related activity after the New Year. Last week I wrote about the Common Carder Bee...

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The Common Carder Bee

The Common Carder Bee (Bombus Pascuorum) is one of our most common bumblebee species in Ireland. The species is quite distinctive and once it is seen, it cannot really be forgotten. It’s also...

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Red-tailed Bumblebee

A short piece this week as it’s on a rather distinctive species in Ireland called the Red-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).   The red-tailed bumblebee is a beautiful species which appears to be more...

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The Heath Bumblebee

Continuing with bumblebee identification, this week I’ll be writing about the Heath Bumblebee (Bombus jonellus). As the name suggest this bumblebee can be found around upland areas of bog and heath but it...

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White-tailed Bumblebee

Following on from my last piece on buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris), it now makes sense to look at one of its most similar species in Ireland, the white-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum). White-tailed bumblebee...

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