Ireland is home to a variety of different species of land and sea mammals, birds, plants and insects. There are approximately 50 species of land mammals e.g. hedgehog, pine martin, badger and sea mammals e.g. seals, dolphin and whales. We have over 400 species of birds and more than 4,000 plant species. There are over 12,000 varieties of insect. Each week on our Facebook page we highlight a Species of the Week to celebrate our rich biodiversity.
Here is a list of some of the Species of the Week we have highlighted for your information.