Category Archives: Wild Life

Wild life in and around Baltimore

May 2014 – Super-pod of dolphins off Baltimore Harbour

Baltimore is fast becoming known as the Capital of whale and dolphin sightings in Ireland. This year we had a real treat when a super-pod of hundreds of dolphins visited us. They were spy-hoppping (looking out of the water). Its … Continue reading

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January 2014 – More Storms

This winter has been one storm after another. Our cottage looks out to sea facing South West and wind and rain come in waves across the roofs of the cottages. Snug in the cottage with the wood burner on we’re … Continue reading

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Nov 2012 – Humpback whales off Baltimore

There’s great excitement on the water with several sightings of humpback whales. First the schools of herring arrive, then the dolphins and finally the humpback whales, which have been observed bubble feeding. The whales work as a team with different … Continue reading

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Butterflies and bees in abundance

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The new borders either side of the drive filled with verbena bonariensis, nicotiniana and wild flowers have brought a profusion of butterflies and bees this summer. So many, that as we walk along the gravel in late August, the butterflies … Continue reading

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Meadow Grasses

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I’ve become obsessed with grasses. A friend lent me a wonderful book called ‘A year in the Life of an English Meadow’ by Andy Garnett & Polly Devlin and it made me realise how fortunate we are in the West of … Continue reading

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May 2011 – The wild flower garden

Apparently April was one of the driest Aprils on record and despite the lack of rain it has, as the poem says, brought May flowers. So much so that I decided to do a survey of the wild flowers in … Continue reading

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Jun 2010 – Killer Whales

This really is one of the driest years I can remember – the duck pond has dried up, we are having to water the garden most nights and have the blinds permanently drawn in the greenhouse to prevent the young … Continue reading

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Sep 2009 – Swallows

The late summer burst of fine weather made blackberry picking a must and several apple and blackberry crumbles ensued, following walks to Spain (a deserted village on the cliffs, where it is said that a spanish galleon once sank). The wild … Continue reading

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