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Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help

Fota Wildlife Park along with Irish Research Council co-fund the Irish Ladybird Research Project and the project scholar, Gill Weyman, is based at Fota Wildlife Park and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in University College Cork.  Gill is now calling on the public in the Glanmire, Ballincollig and Cork City areas to send in their sightings of ladybirds this Autumn. Images and the address details of the ladybird…

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records

The Irish Ladybird Research Project calls on the public to help log records on newly launched Android App An Android app has been developed by UCC student Liam Kelly for the citizen science research project on 'The status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland'.  Fota Wildlife Park in partnership with University College Cork, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences are managing the project which is…

Fota Wildlife Park is calling on your help to record hibernating ladybirds

Fota Wildlife Park in partnership with University College Cork, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences are managing a citizen science research project on 'The status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland'. The project is funded by Fota Wildlife Park and the Irish Research Council. It is a citizen science project which means that the public is needed to get involved by sending their ladybird photographs…

Caring for ladybirds in the autumn

September is the time of year in the garden when preparations are made for winter. Ladybirds are important to gardeners and during the year, they help by predating on plant pests such as aphids. Ladybirds hibernate in gardens and therefore it is important that they have help to survive the winter. There are a number of ways that we can help them, firstly by limiting the use of chemicals. Ladybirds are not alone in that they prefer chemical…

Help the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017

Your help is needed  for the All Ireland Online Ladybird Survey 2017!! The All Ireland Ladybird Survey is an online research project funded by the Irish Research Council and Fota Wildlife Park and managed by Fota Wildlife Park and University College Cork on the status, threats, protection and conservation of ladybirds in Ireland. It is a citizen science project which means that the public is needed to get involved and populate the survey…