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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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Scarr: A walk in the clouds.
TommyV 11 hours ago.
This route starts on an old forest road at Oldbridge, there is room for parking 5 or 6 cars near the top at O15162 01916. From here follow the road West until you reach a gate at O14832 01892. Go ...

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Glenealo Valley and Miners Village
sev a day ago.
Glenealo Valley and Miners Village - view from south slope of Camaderry South East Top (Aug. 2010)

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Glendalough Upper Lake
sev a day ago.
Glendalough Upper Lake and the valley - view from south slope of Camaderry South East Top (Aug. 2010)

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Seefin: "Megalithic Fallout Shelter"
sev a day ago.
Wicklow Mountains - Megalithic tomb on Seefin Mt.http://youtu.be/u--BKEqB-JM

  
Summit Summary
Skregmore: Incidental summit in the Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Much climbed but little remembered, Skregmore is a victim of its location. One of the highest summits in Ireland but adjacent to still higher tops, impressively rocky but still far less dramatic t...

  
Track
Near Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland)
Gus 4 days ago.
Tough ascent from the carpark, but once on the ridge is reasonably easy with an identifiable track. On the return kee... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 413m, Area: Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullio

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Cnoc an Bhráca: The last hurrah of the high Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Cnoc an Bhráca, together with its near neighbour Cnoc na DTarbh, are the last (relatively) high summits along the great ridge of the Eastern Reeks; beyond here the ground gradually declines to the...

  
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Wicklow: Cullentragh Mountain
Onzy a week ago.
Easiest route to an hill that is really just a point on the way to Mullacor and beyond ... run, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 185m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irela...

  
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Tievnabinnia: Bulky Sheeffrys summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Tievnabinnia is the easternmost of the higher Sheeffry Hills, a distinctly bulky eminence where gently grassy upper slopes contrast with a series of steep corries to both north and south of its ge...

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A Postcard from the Edge
mcrtchly a week ago.
This summer we spent 2 weeks in the Faroe Islands, a remote arrowhead-shaped archipelago of 18 basalt islands rising up walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 216m, Area: Faroe Islands, Nor?oyar ()

  
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Maumtrasna: A steep-sided fortress in the West
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 5 days ago.
Maumtrasna is one of the most singular mountains in Ireland, a monumental sprawl of plateau plunging away in viciously steep slopes around almost all of its perimeter; these slopes are themselves ...

  
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WalkinIreland
WalkinIreland 3 days ago.
Walking Holiday Ireland provide self-guided hiking & guided walking tours in Ireland’s Ancient East and along the Wild Atlantic Way since 2012 for hiking & trekking enthusiasts from around t...


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