Author: Dara McAnulty

Remain, for Nature!

I realise, I may polarise myself, but I doubt it really. Those who have read my blog so far, are nature lovers, right? If you love nature then I’m sure you already know that remaining within the EU is a no brainer. …

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Incredible Insects!

Hey everyone, I hope you enjoyed the strawberry solstice moon last night, Happy Solstice to you all. Today I wanted to start celebrating National Insect Week , which is a fantastic week-long event to inspire, educate and inform people about the beauty and intrigue of the real rulers of the world – insects! …

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For the love of Orchids.

Today, we were really surprised when we found a beautiful common-spotted orchid (Dactylorhiza fuschsii). Although it is widespread throughout the UK, it was so fantastic to see one in our unmown garden, Fermanagh is fantastic for orchids as the limestone soil is perfect for their growth. …

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Wildlife From My Window

 

 

On an episode of Springwatch Unsprung, I was really inspired by Elizabeth Guntrip, who was speaking about how, when she was diagnosed with an illness, she couldn’t access nature and so relished watching Springwatch, the live cameras and also experiencing  nature through others’ experiences. …

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Sacred Scarabs

Hi everyone, today I’m going to write about scarab beetles! Today,  we climbed part of  Slieve Martin; it is part of the Mourne Mountain range and is beside Rostrevor, Co. Down.The mountain is made out of granite, developed 56 million years ago, 10 million years after the dinosaurs. …

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Bedazzled by bees!

Today  was pretty much all about bees! I had a half day at school, so was able to walk Rosie (our rescue greyhound) with my mum. We went to our patch, our ‘wasteland’, originally to see if we could spot the buzzard as it usually flies around between 12-1pm, but I kind of dilly-dallied and so we were late leaving the house and so, yep, we missed the buzzard.   …

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Batty about Bats!

Today, I am focusing on bats! I really love bats and find them amazing. There are many myths about bats and they have a bit of a reputation, thanks to the film industry, but to me they are beautiful. Their wings are like hands and the skin that joins them together is so delicate, so nimble and so powerful. …

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A mixed bird bag!

Today was a mixed bird bag! When I got home from school, my mum told me that the peregrine falcon nest we were due to visit at the weekend had been abandoned by the adult birds. I was pretty disappointed, I had really looked forward to seeing the chicks, which were due to hatch any day. …

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Welcome to my blog!

Hi there, my name is Dara and I live in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland with my mum, dad, younger brother and sister. I am passionate about wildlife, nature and conservation. I have a lot to learn and try to find out some new facts every day. …

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