Wildlife

Bray Swan Sanctuary

Harriet Ledwidge from Bray, Co Wicklow has recently helped to establish the Bray Swan Sanctuary Volunteer Group to look after the swans in the harbour in my home town of Bray. Swans occupy an unusual niche.

Art – by animals – up for auction

Seals, pigs, kangaroos giraffes, red pandas, rhinoceros, and even komodo dragons have been dipping paws, noses, claws and tails in paint to create their own works of art.

Harry the hedgehog

Caroline found Harry the hedgehog walking across her garden in the middle of the day. When she picked him up with gloves, he curled up at first, but then he poked his head out and sneezed at her.

A swan story

Bray, the small town in Ireland that is my home, has its own resident flock of swans - around fifty of them live in the local harbour, and they are a popular draw to visitors.