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Take on Nature: No coincidence I saw my first Irish dipper on the Cladagh River

Stephen Colton
A RECENT episode of the popular BBC programme Countryfile, which featured the dipper on a Scottish river, drew me back in time to a former workplace and my first ever encounter with Cinclus cinclus gularis or, to be more precise, Cinclus cinclus hibernicus as the Irish dipper is a subspecies with some subtle colour differences from its British counterpart.

Outdoors: Spring gardens on show

Andrea McKernon
SPRING is on show today as two Co Tyrone gardens swing open their gates with magnolias, bluebells and azaleas in full bloom.

Take on Nature: St Mark’s Fly

Stephen Colton
AROUND this time every year as spring asserts itself with warming skies, we experience the sudden appearance of long, irksome shiny black flies hanging in the air drifting along with their legs dangling underneath.

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