We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors , we borrow it from our children " Ancient American proverbThe sites below should prove useful , interesting and helpful in extending knowledge and interest in wildlife . The list will be added to in time .- consider joining-they do an excellent job maintaining our reserves-all well worth visiting.Butterfly Conservation - click to add your sightings of Painted Lady butterflies and Humming Bird Hawk moths- A useful and interesting siteNorthern Ireland Fungus Group - excellent site - photos and distribution of all N.I. fungiNorthern Ireland Coastal ASSI’s - Get toknow our protected coastal sites.Nature Reserves of N.I.Ulster Museum - Habitas wildlife databases-worth delving into- gelogy, butterflies, beetles, flora, mammals etc-photos and distribution. Mammals - interesting and educational sites British Birds(RSPB) -they have a new bird identification section Irish Lichens - a lovely site for lichen hunters. Leaving Earth - expand your thinking Irish molluscs -all you want to know about slugs and snails.. Irish wildflowers, mosses and liverwortsPeatlands- an excellent government site covering all aspects of wildlife in our peatland areas Woodland Trust-excellent site for those with a keen interest in trees. Now includes a section on how to take action on threatened woodland.Belfast Field Naturalist's Club-the longest established natural history club in N.I. Rainbows -a wonderful site with many pictures of different kinds of rainbow, including a Moonbow- I saw one many years ago but no one would believe me!Non-native Species-a number of these have become invasive, because they like our environment , lack competition or have no dependant organisms. Interested? Have a look at these sites.The Irish News has some excellent nature articles.I Spot An interesting site to test your skills.
Excellent site with distribution maps. Hedgehogs are getting fewer-we should be concerned.