Now flying in good numbers, the African migrent Red Admiral.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) is dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Irish waters. The Group was founded in 1990 to establish an Irish stranding and sighting scheme and to campaign for the declaration of Irish territorial waters as a whale and dolphin sanctuary. Just six months later in June 1991 the Irish Government declared all Irish waters to be a whale and dolphin sanctuary… the first of its kind in Europe. The IWDG is a broad mix of conservationists, whale watchers, researchers, educators and above all people who are passionate about marine wildlife and cetaceans in particular.
Recently found near Ballymacaw, the tiny (up to 3.6 mm) woodlouse, Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi. This is a white eyeless isopod that lives exclusively with yellow ants Lassius flavus. This represents an extension of the known range of this species for Co. Waterford.