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Country Matters (2004) By Paul Cormacain

When the Gobbins were a bigger draw than the Giant's Causeway 02/01/04
In the trail of the lonesome bird 09/01/04
Birdcall brings back fond memories of childhood 16/01/04
Dunmurry Heron suggests polluted waters may be on the mend 23/01/04
Deer, deer - it used to be the badger now it's something else 30/01/04
A confused Queen wasp buzzing about indoors 06/02/04
Celebrating the glory of our wonderful wetlands 13/02/04
The mysterious birds that had me baffled 20/02/04
The delights of a walk along the gently Quoile 12/03/04
Badgers have been much maligned 19/03/04
Catching a glimpse of dipper walking on water 26/03/04
The tragedy of our disappearing woodland 02/04/04
The scientists who knew a thing or two about flowers 09/04/04
The small bird with the aggressive character 16/04/04
The flowers that proclaim Spring has now arrived 23/04/04
The almost domesticated swans of Hillsborough lake 30/04/04
The last Brent geese leave these shores 07/05/04
After half a century, the buzzard is truly back 04/06/04
Local swans decide to take a `year out' 11/06/04
When the best thing to do is just to do nothing 18/06/04
An unexpected insect sighting on dry land is a special treat 25/06/04
Butterflies travel the world to visit Northern Ireland 02/07/04
Those sandpipers are a noisy bunch 16/07/04
Not the best of summers to spot the butterflies 23/07/04
Cormorant finally wins his battle for dinner 30/07/04
Chance encounter in a sunny garden creates panic among colony of ants 06/08/04
Explore the glories of Rathlin Island 13/08/04
Rare flowers are bursting out all over 20/08/04
The beetles really love your garden, yeah, yeah, yeah 27/08/04
Is the time now right to have a Mournes National Country Park? 03/09/04
Swallows prepare for the great journey south 10/09/04
Exciting sighting near the Rock corner 17/09/04
The bird with no need for a hedge or a tree 24/09/04
The remarkable Brent-arrive safely from Arctic Canada 01/10/04
Could the corncrake really be making a comeback? 08/10/04
The last of the summer fruits still on offer 15/10/04
Insects in the news this week 22/10/04
Swallows enjoy the good life in Mallorca 29/10/04
Dundrod venue for unique hedge laying competition 05/11/04
Birds flock to our shores 12/11/04
Icelandic redshanks swell the winter flocks 19/11/04
Strangford Lough is a fascinating place to visit 03/12/04
Rescue of the waterworks swan 10/12/04
The calendar says winter, but nature begs to disagree 17/12/04
Be kind to your web footed friends  23/12/04
If Spring is on the way, can corncrakes be far behind?  31/12/04