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Frog records spike following mild, wet winter say IPCC

On the celebration of World Wetlands Day, Tuesday the second of February, the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) launched their ‘Hop To It’ Frog Survey. Frogs typically breed around February, and spawn in March, but this year the IPCC received a number of early records from various counties across the country, most likely due to the mild and wet winter conditions.

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Video: “I would walk 500 miles just to…save the Curlew!”

When The Proclaimer’s sang about walking 500 miles in the name of love, a level of hyperbole could safely be assumed. But British radio and TV producer and writer, Mary Colwell, has decided to undertake a 500 mile walk for real, with the aim of raising money and awareness to protect native curlew populations.

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ELECTION DIARY Feb 5th: Election Posters – Necessary nuisance or roadside rubbish?

February 5th, 2016 The election posters have been up for three days (four in some premature cases) and the public is responding with the usual mixed feelings. Some advocate that they inform constituents of who is running in their area, and cite research suggesting that they increase the public’s familiarity with candidates. Others complain that they are unsightly and that …