Episodes
Published 02/26/24
We never cease to be amazed by the imagination and innovation of schools as they strive to bring nature back into the lives of children. Parents are playing a key role in this, as our Researcher Michele Browne found out recently when she met with teachers, parents and students at Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige in Churchtown, Dublin.
Published 02/26/24
Derek caught up with Eric Dempsey in Irishtown Stadium while he was conducting a goose survey, prior to the birds’ departure for Canada in late March or early April.
Published 02/26/24
Derek is joined by Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan and Niall Hatch. Topics up discussion include Frogs, Brent Geese and bringing nature into the lives of children.
Published 02/26/24
Derek and the panel answer listeners questions about the Common Wasps and the Harlequin Ladybird.
Published 02/26/24
Derek recently bumped into radio presenter Adrian Kennedy, who told him an extraordinary story about a frog that was trapped in the rear tail light of his new Škoda car. Our Roving Reporter Terry Flanagan says that this is probably the most unusual report he has ever done in over 20 years on the programme.
Published 02/26/24
Our reporter Terry Flanagan recently met the CEO of Global Action Plan, Hans Zomer, who explained what the Climate Heroes Challenge entails and how people can become involved.
Published 02/19/24
Jim Wilson spoke to Éadaoin and Ciarán Farrell, Pupils St. Peter’s Secondary School in Passage West, Co. Cork on their reseacrh project which was awarded First Place in the Biological & Ecological Sciences – Intermediate Group category in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2024.
Published 02/19/24
Derek is joined by Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan, Niall Hatch, Éanna Ní Lamhna, Terry Flanagan and Jim Wilson. Topic up for discussion include Blue T**s, hedge cutting, Climate Heroes Challange, birds and human health, birds standing on one leg and a new year plant hunt.
Published 02/19/24
Botanist and BSBI’s Ireland Officer Bridget Keehan speaks to Éanna Ní Lamhna about the results of the New Year Plant Hunt of the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland.
Published 02/19/24
Derek and the panel answer listeners questions about Blue T**s banging their heads against a mirror in the garden and when should you not cut your hedges?
Published 02/19/24
Aimée Gray is a former researcher with the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and she tells us more about her research into the impact of birds on human health'.
Published 02/19/24
Our expert in all things fishy, Ken Whelan, discusses the pros and cons of a potential sturgeon reintroduction campaign in Irish rivers and the benefits to other species, including Salmon.
Published 02/12/24
Our roving reporter Terry Flanagan travelled to the Natural History Museum in Dublin to speak to Keeper Paulo Viscardi about the large sturgeon specimen on display in the museum, originally caught in the River Liffey.
Published 02/12/24
We discuss the Great Tit, a colourful, clever and abundant bird, which range across most of Eurasia and which happen to be the most intensively studied birds in the world.
Published 02/12/24
Our Researcher Michele Browne paid a visit to the banks of the River Slaney near Tullow in Co. Carlow, where on the 40-acre Altamont Gardens she met with plantsman Robert Miller, who runs the garden centre there and was keen to show Michele some particularly grumpy-faced snowdrops!
Published 02/12/24
Our panel discuss the emergence from hibernation of frogs each spring, including the factors that cause them to reappear on different dates in different parts of the country. Given the mild winter we have had, it stands to reason that frogs should be out and about over much of the country in the coming days, if they aren’t already.
Published 02/12/24
Ken gives us an update on his project to monitor Mayflies and on efforts to ensure that their populations can grow and thrive once more at key strongholds, including Lough Carra in Co. Mayo.
Published 02/12/24
Derek is joined by Éanna Ní Lamhna, Richard Collins, Terry Flanagan, Ken Whelan and Niall Hatch. Topics up for dicussion include Common Frogs, the Great Tit, Sturgeon, Salmon and grummpy Snowdrops.
Published 02/12/24
Sturgeon are not the only migratory: the also travels long distances between its feeding and spawning waters. A highly celebrated species here in Ireland, sadly it is also an increasingly threatened one. As Ken tells us.
Published 02/12/24
Nature On One series on Public Holidays and Mooney Goes Wild have teamed up with BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland's largest wildlife conservation charity, to bring you our inaugural live Garden Birdwatch.
Published 02/05/24
Richard Collins speaks to Josh Davis, Digital News Editor with the Natural History Museum in London about this remarkable discovery, how these extinct giant penguins lived and how they compare to their cousins who still swim in the southern oceans today.
Published 01/29/24
Jim joins us to tell us more about what to expect on the big day and to fill us in on some of the most interesting recent avian observations at his bird table.
Published 01/29/24
Terry Flanagan brings us news of a pair of Blackbirds in his own garden who have already started the construction of their nest, a rather unexpected occurrence in the month of January.
Published 01/29/24
Terry Flanagan visits Co. Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland, where he meets up with local resident and wildlife expert Rob Gandola, where they discuss an exciting new project called Living Classrooms.
Published 01/29/24