“The British Isles depend on the sea, but we who live here can suffer from sea-blindness, little realising how much our way of life is made possible through ships that bring goods and food, export our manufactured products, and provide the naval defence of our island.” These are the opening words of a book by…
The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has small cliffs that stretch across the landscape for months at a time.
Parts of the Earth may have originally been from another part of the galaxy, having crossed light years to form what we stand upon right now. This is the suggestion of research that says that the Milky Way should be full of flying rocks like Oumuamua, the interstellar asteroid that visited our solar system in…
There are less Tree Sparrows than in the past and you are more likely to find them in the east of Ireland.
We have discovered thousands of previously uncharted underwater mountains, which are also known as seamounts. They are included in the most detailed map of the ocean floor ever produced.
Due to St Stephen’s Day and the Wren rituals, this bird is extremely well known in Ireland. It is one of the 20 most common birds in Ireland and is found all over the country.
Though Strangford Lough is a long way from Scandinavia, it has an impressive Viking heritage. The ford from Old Norse Strangr Fjörðr. But it was also host to a battle between two groups of Viking rivals.
The Robin needs no introduction in Ireland. I wonder are there places in the world where Robin’s are rare: “Hey what is that cure little bird with the red on his chest?”
For the first time in my life, I was standing in a wide expanse of raw beauty, but I was alone. (Within an hour I was in Murlough Bay saying the same).
The Dunnock is a common bird who causes very little uproar, and is a resident of Ireland.