Tag Archive: Nature

Winter Heliotrope on a Spring Walk

Winter Heliotrope, Petasites fragrans, is a naturalised plant in Ireland. It is commonly found in woodland habitats in large clumps of lush heart shaped green foliage. It is believed that the winter Heliotrope… Continue reading

A Week of Trees

Happy National Tree Week!! In Ireland every year we celebrate national tree week, which promotes the benefits of trees in our society. For 2013, national tree week is running from the 3rd of March… Continue reading

And the Oscar goes to………

Okay firstly I think I should publicly say…… My acting skills are not great! For an amateur though I think my first stab at it was not too bad! I made the following video with… Continue reading

Scarlet Elfscup on the Forest Floor

Sarcoscypha austriaca, commonly referred to as Scarlet Elfcup, is a mushroom that is associated with dead wood and is often found on fallen trees and branches.  I stumbled across this red burst of… Continue reading

Irish Snowdrops

In Ireland and across most of Europe at the moment the country side is awash with the delicate and beautiful flowers known as  snowdrops. Galanthus nivalis, is one of the best-known and most widespread… Continue reading

Woodland Jewel

It really does pay to wander off the beaten track while out for a walk. On my usual walk in Donadea Forest, Kildare, I decided to go off the well-worn path in search… Continue reading

A Quick Glimpse of the Wicklow Mountains

Last year as part of an elective I took in college I went on an amazing field trip to the Wicklow Mountains. The trip focused on the mining activities that were carried out… Continue reading

Spring is in the Air

Spring is truly in full swing all around the country at the moment. The sun is actually shining and new growth can be seen around every corner. On a recent walk in the… Continue reading