Mooney Goes Wild Saturday 5 May 2018

Philip McCabe, RIP (20/10/18)

Everyone on Mooney Goes Wild is devastated to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, Philip McCabe.  Philip did more for our understanding of the honey bee than a life time of learning could ever have taught us.  Kind, thoughtful and generous, he was a true gentleman, and his knowledge, quick wit, and wonderful ability to entertain us with his storytelling meant that he was a pleasure to be around.  He will be very much missed.  Our deepest sympathies to his wife Mary and family, and all who had the pleasure to know or meet him.

In January 2017, Derek made a documentary called The Beeman, which profiled Philip McCabe, his fascinating life and work.  To find out more and to listen to the documentary, click here.

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Dawn Chorus 2018: Preview

Ahead of the seven hour Dawn Chorus from Europe and Asia, listeners have the chance to hear the dawn chorus from Australia...

Dawn Chorus 2018: midnight to 1am

Dawn Chorus 2018: midnight to 1am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 1am to 2am

Dawn Chorus: 1am to 2am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 2am to 3am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 2am to 3am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 3am to 4am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 3am to 4am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 4am to 5am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 4am to 5am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 5am to 6am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 5am to 6am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 6am to 7am

Dawn Chorus 2018: 6am to 7am

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 read the Heritage Bill 2016, as passed by Dáil Éireann on July 5th 2018, click here.  To read the Heritage Act 2018, click here.

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

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.

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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