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Series 2, Episode 2: Woodlands

Once upon a time, Ireland was essentially a forested island. A tree dwelling creature could have crossed the entire country by jumping from branch to branch without ever having to descend to the ground. These great woodlands are gone and our landscape is now open.

We're now one of the least forested country's in the world. Our woodland animals are confined to live in tiny remnants of the ancient woods or in new types of forest. Right now some are really struggling while others seem to be adapting to this new landscape.

 

 

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