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Join Derek, Éanna Ní Lamhna and Niall Hatch as they talk to Terry Flanagan about orchids, moths with Jim Wilson and Musical Moments from pianist Finghin Collins.
This evening Terry Flanagan is on the trail of native Irish orchids. There are over 25,000 species of orchids worldwide, of which 30 are native to Ireland. The word orchid originates from Greek word meaning testicle. The underground tubers look like testicles!
The Bee Orchid can be found throughout the country. It resembles a female bee. Along comes the male to mate. And all he does is frustrate himself and pollinate the flower.
Derek and Jim Wilson talk about Moths.
The Buff-tip moth taken at Harpers Island Wetlands in Cork by Jim Wilson
The Cinnabar moth taken at Harpers Island Wetlands in Cork by Jim Wilson
MothsIreland Public Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothsireland/ - you can join this group and post photos of moths you come across and members are very helpful with identification etc.
MothIreland (Private Group) https://www.facebook.com/MothsIreland/ - You need to sign up to this group if you want to start trapping moths in Ireland.
This is the MothsIreland website http://www.mothsireland.com/ It has lots of great information in Irish moths.
Musical Moments from Morning to Night is the title of pianist Finghin Collins' concert which opens the newly named Dublin International Chamber Music Festival in Farmleigh House on Thursday, June 17 (formerly Great Music in Irish Houses festival).
Finghin Collins - Photo Frances Marshall
Finghin's hour long recital evokes the sounds and colours of a given day, from morning into the afternoon and evening, and on into the night.
From the morning trill of a thrush, through the midday sounding of bells and onto the monks at evening prayer, and the atmospheric sounds of the night, Finghin does the musical gamut of the day with a rich palette of musical offerings.