Blackrock and Mahon, may be part of the suburban part of Cork, with a community of about 20,000 people, but nature is still flourishing. The wildlife of the Blackrock and Mahon area is very diverse including, cormorants, oystercatchers, seagulls, godwits, badgers, rabbits and foxes.
The Atlantic Pond, is a sanctuary of bird life, including swans, egrets, herons, and ducks.
The beach front of the Mahon Greenway, is a place where many species of birds, including gulls, godwits, plovers and cormorants nest and raise their young. The Joe McHugh Park includes many wild species, including badgers, foxes and rabbits.
Species of birds nesting in the gardens of houses in the area includes robins, and pigeons. Cats, however are a hazard to these birds nesting in the gardens.
Local Green spaces and gardens are great places, to get everyone interested, in the wonders of the natural world.