- Mar 8, 2022
More signs of Spring
Canada Geese are back on the lake again. As its name implies, the greater Canada goose is not a native species - in Ireland colonisation...
- Mar 8, 2022
Spring is here
The frogs are spawning and the buds are budding...hello Spring. Nature keeps to her schedule and the world keeps turning despite the...
- Mar 4, 2021
Lovely to see the return of the Canada Geese. They usually nest on one of the small islands on the lake. Our journey to school has been...
- Feb 27, 2021
Leaving the house has been so much simpler the last couple of days - no ten minute rummaging for hats, scarves, jackets, wellies (oh...
- Feb 22, 2021
What a find! An abandoned bird nest in a Rhodedendron bush - what clever little birdies made this we wonder and made it so well that it...
- Feb 20, 2021
Tis the Season to be Froggy
One of the big annual nature events we get very excited about at Lough Mardal is nearly here. All of a sudden for about a week long at...
- Feb 4, 2021
We spotted lots of red deer droppings today out on our Sunday rambles. This field down by the lake is obviously a busy spot with a...
- Feb 29, 2020
Spring is in the air
Spring must be in the air, the frogs are out in force filling the ditches with frogspawn. Anyone coming to stay this week please keep a...
- Apr 21, 2019
First cuckoo flower! Love this little wildflower. Means our resident cuckoo is due to arrive back any time now. Must have heard the...
- Mar 24, 2019
Spring is coming
They're waking up. :-) #Nature #Trees #Spring #EcoHolidays
- Feb 28, 2019
Spring..and love..is in the air
Spring is in the air - and love is in the air too if you're a frog. We have lots of frog spawn in the usual places and frogs everywhere...
- Apr 19, 2018
Cuckoo is Back!
The cuckoo is back! One of the loveliest sounds of Spring that stops you in your tracks. #Nature #Spring #Cuckoo #Birds
- Mar 20, 2018
A Lonesome Snowdrop
A lonesome snowdrop. Hard to imagine in a matter of weeks the place will start transforming with new colours as the wildflowers start...
- Apr 16, 2017
There was much excitement this morning at breakfast - the cuckoo is back! We have been looking forward to its arrival but weren't...