Ireland is of course one of our closest neighbours, but it actually has very different nature and wildlife, and lots more rain. It has no snakes, but it does have unique wildlife that is similar, but not quite!
An Irish Nature Year offers a daily meditation, in this illustrated yearbook, for you to enjoy 5 minutes each day exploring the mysteries of the seasons. Who’s cutting perfect circles in your roses? Which birds wear feathery trousers? From ‘weeds’ in the pavement cracks to surprising inhabitants of vacant lots to unusual finds alongside our shoreline and hedgerows, you’ll find Ireland’s natural world makes for great bedtime reading!
Wild Ireland is by author and photographer Carsten Krieger to take us on a journey across Ireland to explore alpine flowers blooming in the Burren, ferocious anemones on the shorelines and Shannon Dolphins. Fly with ocean birds and hear the dawn chorus is Killarney, marvel at ancient giant oaks and look closely at hedgerows, home to countless plants and animals.
Wild Atlantic Women is a book by Gráinne Lyons, who walks Ireland’s west coast on foot, in the footsteps of 11 pioneering Irish women. As a Londoner born to Irish parents, she also seeks answers in her own identity. She heads north from Cape Cleare Island (whwere her great-grandmother was a lacemaker) and visits wild and remote places, in this walk through history.
The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife is a beautifully illustrated book to guide young readers through the Irish seasons. Explore nature in your back garden as well as in mountains, rivers, forests and seas. Learn about tadpoles and frogs, the red deer rut in autumn and a starling flock in winter.