Common Frog, Native Amphibian

Native Amphibians

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Ireland has three species of native amphibian: Common Frog, Smooth Newt and Natterjack Toad. The Common Frog and Smooth Newt are found widespread throughout Ireland. However, the Natterjack Toad  is restricted to only some parts of Kerry and Wexford.  We are focusing on frogs and newts here as we looked at the Kingdom Toad (aka […]

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Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, 21 January

Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

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21 January is Red Squirrel Appreciation Day, which is celebrated annually.  We all love to see these charismatic mammals in their natural habitat but how much do you know about them?  Here is a summary of facts about the lovely red squirrel (in a nutshell). Red squirrels are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act […]

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Sandi Davison and Chinstrap Penguins, Half Moon Island, Antarctica

Meet the Team: Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator

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Following the introduction of our ‘Meet the Team’ page comes our mini blog series.  Hear personally from our team members about their roles at EcoNorth and more.  This week, meet Sandi Davison, PA/Administrator. Tell us a bit about yourself I am originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  After venturing down south for a number of years, homesickness brought […]

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Ecology and Data Centers Merge

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Maeve Riley, Lead Ecologist at EcoÉireann, attended an event hosted by Data Centre Ireland on 20th and 21st November 2018, which focused on the role and provision of data centres in Ireland. She was highly impressed with the speakers and talks held as part of this event. Conall Boland, of An Bord Pleanála, set the […]

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Another Bat Survey Season Completed

Another Bat Survey Season Completed

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Another successful bat survey season for EcoNorth has finally drawn to a close.  After a slow start, requests for our surveys flooded in and kept the team very busy over the summer period throughout North East England and further afield. The team successfully identified roosts at numerous sites and observed a wide variety of species […]

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