NATURE Grants for helping to capture and record Mayo’s natural history are now available
Seeking hare, seeing more
NATURE Michael Kingdon sets out to see some March hares and finds plenty more of interest along the way
Let bramble ramble on
GARDENING Westport gardener Oliver Whyte on why brambles are good for soil, pollinators, wildlife and your health
All hail the queen
NATURE Michael Kingdon gets up close and personal with an early buff-tailed bumblebee queen, one of the first of the season
A name for an independent spirit
NATURE The great tit is singing in spring with great gusto, full of vim and vigour and in his best courting clothes
Sowing season soon in full swing
GARDENING Gardeners are gleefully planning their flower gardens and vegetable plots, but when to sow?
Could beekeeping be for you?
NATURE Westport beekeeper John McHale on the multiple rewards of keeping bees and upcoming courses for beginners
Ducking and diving
NATURE Michael Kingdon watches on as Lough Carra’s waterfowl dress and ready themselves for the season ahead
Nature needs you!
OUTDOOR LIVING Could you host wildlife friendly features in your garden, business, school or park?
Fairie trails of hazel and juniper
NATURE Michael Kingdon finds a lakeside walk yields signs of spring to lift the spirits – and flavour them
GARDENING Easy to grow, these beauties create a kaleidoscope of sweet colours from January to May