Mooney Goes Wild Friday 28 June 2013

Dawn Chorus 2018

This year's Dawn Chorus programme will take place on Sunday, May 6th 2018, and will be broadcast from across Europe and beyond between midnight and 7am!  For more information, click here.

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Caring For Wild Animals

Please note that many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates etc... are protected under law and that, even with the best of intentions, only someone holding a relevant licence from the National Parks & Wildlife Service should attempt the care of these animals.  For full details, please click here to read the NPWS Checklist of protected & rare species in Ireland.  If you are concerned about a wild animal, please contact your local wildlife ranger - click here for details.

Events & Listings

Click here for a full list of events taking place around the country, and movies currently on release, which might be of interest to wildlife lovers!

Nature LIVE

On Sunday May 6th, 2018, RTÉ's Wild Island season goes international as Derek Mooney hosts one of the most ambitious LIVE natural history programmes ever undertaken. Broadcasting live from six countries across Europe, Nature LIVE will showcase some of the continents most extraordinary wildlife, from Polar Bears in the Norwegian Arctic to Flamingoes in southern Spain to Basking Sharks off the west of Ireland. This one-hour special will be anchored by RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney from the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey, with wildlife film-maker Colin Stafford-Johnson on the Blasket Islands.

Viewers can take part by sharing their own pictures and videos of nature and wildlife using #naturelive from wherever they live in Europe.

JOIN US

We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to natureliveaudience@rte.ie

Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Date: Sunday 6th May 2018 

Time: 16.30 - 18.00      

*Gates close at 16.45!

Please note that this is an unseated event and outdoors so you will need to wear appropriate clothing for the Irish weather. We need the following information: The number of tickets you are applying for. Your name, surname, age contact phone number and address. The names, surnames and ages of your guests.

*Unfortunately we cannot accommodate for Children under 12yrs. All minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

Tickets are limited so first come first served!

Today on Mooney....

We discover one man's remarkable approach to explaining swarm behaviour in the animal kingdom. From locusts, to wildebeests, to flocks of birds, and even humans!

Philip McCabe has returned from Munster, in Germany, where Europe's most promising teenage beekeepers have just converged.

And, Katriona McFadden discovers Ireland's budding David Attenboroughs: primary schoolchildren making their own wildlife documentaries!

Love Locks Listeners Pic's

Listener John Quinn sent us in of the bridge near Notre Dame Cathedral Paris.

Swarms

Swarms

Professor Iain Couzin explains swarming behaviour in the animal kingdom. From locusts, to wildebeests, to flocks of birds, and even humans!

Batman Theme Tune Performed By Actaul Bats.

Batman Theme Tune Performed By Actaul Bats.

You all know the theme to the 1960s iconic Batman series written by Neal Hefti and performed by Nelson Riddle Orchestra. It's now been interpreted by arranger Ulrich Seidel using the sound of actul bats and you can here it now. Click the listen link to hear it!

Nest Watch 2013 Kestrals

Nest Watch 2013 Kestrals

John Lusby from Bird Watch Ireland gives an update on the Kestrals from a farm in Kildare.

School Making Wildlife Documentaries

School Making Wildlife Documentaries

In the last couple of hours 1000s of primary school children have waved bye bye to their schoolroom for the summer, but before one school finished they took the trouble to write to us telling us about the wildlife projects they have been studying this year and sending us two DVDs which turned out to be wild life documentaries. Intrigued by this Katriona Mc Fadden went off to meet them... 

Bees

Bees

Philip McCabe Public relations Office with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations and President of the European Commission for Apimondia and young Bee-Keeper and student at Banagher Secondary School in Offaly answer the listeners bee questions.

Hedgerows: It is an offence to 'cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions'. For more information, click here.

To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

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