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Get in the foraging groove | Irish Examiner

WILD and foraged foods are once again becoming part of chic restaurant menus as well as family meals.

Seeing the humpback in its element is at once an exhilarating and humbling experience.

A humpback whale encountered on a West Cork whale watching trip on the Holly Jo

“Gannet Jacuzzi” by British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012, Dr Matt Doggett

A photograph of a group of gannets (seabirds) diving into water has been declared winner of the 2012 British Wildlife Photography awards. The photograph, taken from below the water's surface, was snapped by Dr Matt Doggett and is titled Gannet Jacuzzi.

Humpbacks off West Cork in April? Anything is possible!

A humpback whale off the west cork coast in April 2012

Biodiversity beermat -- salmon

Irish wildlife, nature and biodiversity

"Ireland's Butterflies: A Review" is a really great book highlighting everything you ever wanted to know about Ireland's butterflies -- their biology, ecology, distribution and species profiles.The photographs throughout are simply amazing. Definitely worth a look!

"Ireland's Butterflies: A Review" is a really great book highlighting everything you ever wanted to know about Ireland's butterflies -- their biology, ecology, distribution and species profiles.The photographs throughout are simply amazing. Definitely worth a look!

Grasshopper warbler back on patch.

Grasshopper Warbler -- featured in an article about spring migration on the Ireland's Wildlife website

Last April off West Cork

A humpback whale off the west cork coast in April 2012

Seal makes waves in Killarney lake | Irish Examiner

A seal moved into the freshwater lakes of Killarney via the Laune River. The sight of the animal about away from the coast astonished Mike O’Sullivan, a keen walker and angler, when he was out for a walk on Wednesday.

A humpback whale breaches alongside a boat in West Cork (c) Simon Duggan

A humpback whale breaches alongside a boat in West Cork (c) Simon Duggan