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2010-07-10 12:17:13
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Viviparous Lizard
I was delighted to spot an Irish common lizard on Hangman's Hill in Leitrim yesterday. It was the second one I've spotted in Ireland, and I feel all the more priveleged considering many people don't even realise Ireland has a native reptile, let alone ever spotted one. I've cropped the picture to try and bring some of the detail of its head forward, but in the process the lizard's long tail has been cut out. You can clearly see its 'fingers', which makes it easy to identify as opposed to confusing it with a newt

Biology.ie have constant Irish wildlife surveys in progress (including roadkill surveys). It is possible to log sightings of lizards there at http://www.biology.ie/sub-step2.php?m=lizards&s=835. They also seek sightings of toads, slow worms, Kerry slugs, wildflowers, lichens and butterflys to name but a few.

MountainViews member three5four0 reported seeing many lizards in his recent post on Coolcross Hill in Donegal. Perhaps the long run of warm weather has resulted in a bumper year for the lizards?
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Near Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 19 hours ago.
walk, Len: 7.4km, Climb: 181m, Area: Bweengduff, Boggeragh Mountains (Ireland) ...

  
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Tonlagee via Stoney Top.
simon3 20 hours ago.
Stoney Top view south.Annalecka BridgeThis walk starts from near Annalecka bridge where there is a limited amount of p... walk, Len: 14.4km, Climb: 659m, Area: Stoney Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) St

  
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RE: Morocco - advice for tackling Jebel Toubk
muzag 2 days ago.
@spiider28 Handy article with logistical tips here :https://www.irishmountaineeringclub.org/travelling-light-in-the-high-atlas-mountains/

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Slemish: tea at the top
Parts999 2 days ago.
great views my kids and i are going to as many mountian tops as we can, we call it tea at the topit great fun

  
Summit Comment
Knocknamuck: Summit of the Slieveardagh Hills
Wilderness 4 days ago.
If you fancy a longer walk you can start at the car park just outside Grange at S309566. From here I walked clockwise round the Crag Forest Loop until I reached the Wellington Monument. I then joi...

  
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Blackstairs Challenge 2018
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
Different finish on this year's challenge, adding some 3km over good forest tracks. Best weather conditions we could ... walk, Len: 34.2km, Climb: 1491m, Area: Mount Leinster East Top, Blackstairs Mo

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Sliabh Tuaidh Far W Top: All About The Journey, Not The Destination
Aidy a week ago.
I had a mixed day weatherwise, with dark skies, rain and flat light one minute, and blue skies the next, but it only added to the spectacular views to be had from the summit. If anything, the view...

  
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Glenbeigh Horseshoe, extended version
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
A peak-bagger's trip over the beautiful Glenbeigh Horseshoe, with plenty of time allowed for filming. walk, Len: 41.7km, Climb: 1906m, Area: Seefin, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland) Se...

  
Forum: General
Kenmare next week.
simon3 2 days ago.
Anyone interested in hillwalking next week?Contact sstewart04@mountainviews.ie

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Spelhoagh: Quiet mountain
Wilderness a week ago.
I climbed this mountain coming from the West side from Oughtmore mountain. I've never tried it but I'm sure Spelhoagh can also be easily accessed from the Moneyneany Road on the East side as well ...

  
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Brassel Mountain
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.0km, Climb: 458m, Area: Brassel Mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (I...

  
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Dromderalough: Here we go again
peter1 2 weeks ago.
Ah yes...The Dromderaloughs...in cloud and rain...'climb me once, shame on me, climb me twice, shame on thee'.I had climbed Dromderalough some years ago in Autumn, in cloud and rain, using Paddy D...


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