8 06, 2018

Terrafirma Bog Mats

June 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Terrafirma bog mats in use on a site in the west of Ireland. These are Dura -Base mats which are made from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). [...]

25 05, 2018

Protection of Frogs

May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Common frogs (Rana temporaria) breed in February or early March, making them one of the earliest amphibians to do so after winter. Tadpoles hatch approximately [...]

25 05, 2018


May 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

At this time of year hedgerows and roadside verges are filling up with the blue haze of our native bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta, flowering from April to May. It can be [...]

17 05, 2018

Birch Sawfly

May 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

At up to 25mm long, the Birch Sawfly (Cimbex femoratus)  is Ireland's largest Sawfly species. The adult is easily recognised by the pale band on [...]

17 05, 2018

Marine Mammals

May 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

INIS staff went on a marine mammal ID workshop recently, consisting of a lecture and boat trip. During the lecture, they learnt characteristic ID features [...]

16 05, 2018

Administrator Position

May 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Job Title Office Administrator Job Description The office administrator is responsible for ensuring the smooth, day to day running of our rapidly expanding consultancy business [...]

11 05, 2018

Irish Hare

May 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Inis ecologists were conducting surveys in West Limerick when this Irish Hare (Lepus timidus hibernicus) decided to investigate the Inis survey van. It’s rare to encounter [...]

9 05, 2018


May 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The native perennial Cuckooflower (Cardamine pratensis) has been observed in wet meadows and fields by Inis Ecologists this month. This is a native plant belonging [...]

2 05, 2018


May 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Inis ecologists were surveying in Munster last week and came across this beautiful Dog-violet. This plant is a native, early bloomer (April to May) belonging [...]

26 04, 2018

Orange-tip Butterfly

April 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

 Spring is well underway and over the last few days, Inis Ecologists have been recording our first observations of butterflies on the wing. This male Orange-tip [...]

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