Daybreak with Evonne Ferguson

Daybreak with Evonne Ferguson

Saturday, 7 - 10am


Saturday 31st October

Naturefile - Yew trees

The Common Yew tree (Taxus baccata) is a conifer that is found throughout Ireland. It is easily recognised by its pointed, flat, dark green, odourless, evergreen needles. It is a ...

Saturday 24th October

Naturefile -Hibernating Bats

Bats are more maneuverable than birds, flying with their very long spread-out digits covered with a thin membrane or patagium. Fascinating creatures with an unfair reputation!

Saturday 17th October

Naturefile - The Pinemartin

The pine marten (Martes martes) is considered one of the rarest and most elusive wildlife species in Ireland. Once common throughout the country, by the 20th century the species had ...

Saturday 10th October

Naturefile - Songbird Migrations

Songbirds fly faster and further than anyone has realised.  Researchers found the birds could fly more than 300 miles per day. In contrast, previous studies had put their daily range at under ...

Saturday 3rd October

Naturefile - Octopuses

Anja Murry guides us into the wonderful world of the Octopus.

Saturday 19th September

Naturefile - Moss

Chondrus crispus-commonly called Irish moss or carrageen moss (Irish carraigín, "little rock")-is a species of red algae which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe ...

Saturday 12th September

Naturefile - Crab apples.

Malus sylvestris - Crann fia-úll The native Crab Apple, Malus sylvestris is a tree of woodlands and hedgerows throughout Ireland. (Gaeilge : Crann fia-ull. A 'Noble of the Wood' it ...

Saturday 5th September

Naturefile - Mackerel

Mackerel are torpedo-shaped shoaling fish, designed to spend their life on the move. Creamy-white under-belly, silver flanks with pearlescent hues running through, and stunning iridescent green-blue shoulders and back.

Saturday 29th August

Naturefile - Gorse

Gorse is a very common shrub that is familiar to most people in Ireland. It is a spiny, prickly evergreen that thrives in dry, acid soils. It can be found ...

Saturday 22nd August

Naturefile - Humpback Whales

The oceans and the life they contain are still unknown and mysterious territory. Where maps chart out known territories, towns, roads, forests and mountains, the ocean is represented by vast ...



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Presenter: Evonne Ferguson

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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