Articles by Dr. Úna FitzPatrick
Amid worries about declines in Irish bees, one solitary bee species is bucking the trend and has just arrived. The Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae) has migrated from Britain to set up home in Ireland for the first time. The first sighting was made at the Raven Nature Reserve by recorder Jim Kenny on the 12th
Intern Miriam Harvey Graham discusses her passion for nature and her time with the National Biodiversity Data Centre ‘If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden… as long as you have a garden, you have a future and as long as you have a future you are
Dr Úna FitzPatrick, Senior Ecologist with the National Biodiversity Data Centre, explains the appeal of finding rare plants for the Rare Plant Monitoring Scheme Some people know I really like wild bees. Here’s a secret: I like wild plants even more! There are 98 amazing wild bee species in Ireland, but almost 1,000 native plants!