Love can be tough – especially if you are a spider (nuptial gifts in the animal world)

Love can be tough – especially if you are a spider (nuptial gifts in the animal world)

Life must be tough as a spider; you have to coordinate yourself as you move around on eight legs and you’d think that using all those sets of eyes at one time must cause some major visual overload, but all of that seems to pale in comparison to the intricacies of courtship. The classic box […]

Writing and Consultancy

TV I am currently working as a science consultant on a new Children’s TV show commissioned for RTEjr and produced by Stop Watch television. I was script writer and science consultant on  Is Eolaí Mé – an award winning, 22 episode children’s science programme with a new science topic each week. The show has so […]

Mystery Creature revealed – the Cassowary

Mystery Creature revealed – the Cassowary

How did you do with January’s Mystery Creature? It was a Cassowary, a Southern Cassowary to be exact. Did you guess it? I know that seven year-old Daniel from Singapore did, well done Daniel! Here are ten interesting facts about the Cassowary: Image Credit: Magdalene-b Ten facts about the Cassowary Cassowaries are large flightless birds. There […]

Mystery Creature Revealed – the Hoatzin

Mystery Creature Revealed – the Hoatzin

Last week’s mystery creature, a very unusual looking bird, was the Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin). Well done to six-year-old David who knew what it was. David is an avid animal lover who currently lives in Singapore. Image credit: Bill Bouton, Image source: wiki commons. Hoatzin are very unusal among birds for a variety of reasons and have intrigued […]