Photos from the River Field

This is the conservation area near Kilkenny where I collect my research plants. It is genuinely one of my favourite places in Ireland…there are barn owls and badgers and a little patch of heavenly woodland in an otherwise heavily agricultural region. The owner of the River Field had a blog where you could read about […]

Some photos from Kilkenny, Ireland

I was down in Kilkenny last weekend because I collect the plants I use for my field experiment from a conservation area down there. Last year, I went straight to the conservation area, but this year I had a little time to spend in the city itself, and I did some good old SOIMF* wandering. […]

Day Three of the Beast from the East

More snowy photos…on the third day of the storm, I decided I would walk into work. Cycling was virtually impossible, and there was no public transit running: no trains, buses, trams, or even airplanes. Walking along the Grand Canal A bunch of swans Clearly showing off Many, many people in Dublin took this opportunity to […]

Bull finches

Most of my Irish friends (feathered and human) spent most of this snowmaggedon stuffing their faces haha…bull finches like this one prefer to eat buds on fruit trees. My landlord and his girlfriend prefer black pudding, white pudding, rashers, fried potatoes, beans, and toast. This is either a juvenile or a female, as the males […]