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Woods are where nature normally works its magic for Jim Lawlor, but these days it's the action outside his front door that leaves him  spellbound

Woods are where nature normally works its magic for Jim Lawlor, but these days it's the action outside his front door that leaves him spellbound

We may be stuck indoors but, after generations of restrictions on where it grows, feeds, flies and roams, nature is escaping from lockdown

We may be stuck indoors but, after generations of restrictions on where it grows, feeds, flies and roams, nature is escaping from lockdown

Two foxes in a back garden in Terenure in Dublin. Picture: Caitriona Whyte

Two foxes in a back garden in Terenure in Dublin. Picture: Caitriona Whyte

An adult swan minds their cygnets in Naas Co.Kildare  2/5/2020
Pic : Lorraine O'Sullivan

An adult swan minds their cygnets in Naas Co.Kildare 2/5/2020 Pic : Lorraine O'Sullivan

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Woods are where nature normally works its magic for Jim Lawlor, but these days it's the action outside his front door that leaves him spellbound

Woods are where nature normally works its magic for Jim Lawlor, but these days it's the action outside his front door that leaves him spellbound.

A family of foxes that occasionally visited his Dublin garden now make almost nightly trips and will sit on his doorstep to see if they can coax him out with a few titbits.


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