Founded: November 1960
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors , we borrow it from our children " Ancient American proverb
The 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
Northern Ireland Fungus Group - excellent site - photos and distribution of all N.I. fungi
Northern Ireland Coastal ASSI’s - Get to know 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 liverworts
Peatlands- 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.
Always interesting articles.
Get your sightings recorded.
Find our local wildlife species.
Add your bumblebee records.
Explore records of all species on the Island of Ireland.
Where species are found in Ireland.