Irish Bogs and Biodiversity Seminar with Nuala Madigan

  • butterflies, which are important biological indicators of our environmental quality
  • curlews, while not specific to boglands, migrate to the coast during winter and come inland to boglands during summertime; its population has decreased by 98% in the past 40 years
  • heather hen
  • spiders
  • hare, which have adapted to live in the boglands, they nest and shelter in heathers
  • dragonflies, they can catch their prey in flight
  • emperor moths, they trick predators with their giant eye pattern



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Paola Bassanese

Paola Bassanese


Author and freelance writer. I work with clients to create engaging communications. Keen forager and on a mission to have a low carbon footprint