In the spring of 2020, during the Covid lockdown, Welsh writer Matthew Yeomans found solace, as so many of us did, walking in local parks and woodlands, reconnecting with nature. Matthew’s story is told in his new book, entitled "To Return to my Trees".
Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin, speaks to our panel from the Dublin isle of Lambay about the atlas’ stark revelations, the botanical conservation priorities now required and the particular vulnerability of island flora.
Dr. Matthew Jebb has strong family connections to Lambay. He tells us more about the plants and animals that call this island, the fifth-largest in the Irish Sea, home.
Our roving Reporter, Biologist Terry Flanagan travelled for a special tour of Commercial Tulip Grower, Noel Ruigrok glasshouses.