Beneath the surface of the River Blackwater and its tributaries swim fish that have no scales, no bones and no jaws. This curious group of species, known as lamprey, are not very well known to the Irish people, yet they have existed in Irish freshwaters for millions of years; well before man ever colonised the landscape.
A lot of fun learning about nature was had at this year's IRD Duhallow's Nature Camp. Children are receptive to environmental education if it is interesting and entertaining.
Satellite tagged hen harrier returns to nest in Kerry
Winter is a great time for wildlife spotting. Less greenery and the need to constantly forage for limited food means birds and mammals are easier to see at this time of year. The RaptorLIFE team are also busy out and about!
Satellite tagged hen harrier