Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Brent Geese at Tramore


			
			 	
 	
	

About 80 Brent Geese have arrived at Tramore from the Arctic to spend the winter  here.


Cinnibar Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The Cinnabar Moth is a member of a family of the most colourful insects to be found in Waterford and Ireland. One was recently seen in the Kilbarry Bog in Watrford City.


Silver Y Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The Silver Y is a very common immigrent from mainland Europe and North Africa. They start arriving in May and further influxes take place through the summer months.There is a return migration mainly in September each year.


Bolttlenose Dolphin


			
			 	
 	
	

A dead Bottlense Dolphin was washed ashore at Rathmoylan Cove yesterday. The causeof the death is unknown.


Painted Lady


			
			 	
 	
	

Now moving south between the showers, fair numbers of Painted Ladies on their way to their winter quarters in Africa.


We’ve Gone Social

One of the aims of this site is inform, educate and entertain as many people as possible and so, with this in mind, we have have launched a brand new Facebook page for Waterford Wildlife. Everything here will continue as normal but Facebook will serve as a compliment to this site.

We will continue with the regular postings here but those stories will be additionally posted to Facebook. Hopefully this will help more people find our content and it will also give you, our valued readers, the chance to share and like our content with your family and friends.

We also have brand new sharing buttons on each of our posts that will help you share our posts onto your own Facebook timeline or your Twitter Feed. Please feel free to share any of our posts that you like and, as always, please leave comments if have something to say.


Orb Web Spider


			
			 	
 	
	

Probably more common than the records suggest, the Orb Web Spider Araniella curcurbitina was  recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog National Heritage Area in Waterford City.


Ireland’s Rarest Crow – the Chough


			
			 	
 	
	

One of the birds that Europeans come to Ireland to see, is common along the coast of Waterford. Depicted here are Choughs at Dunmore East.


Day-flying Magpie Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Now on the wing in many local places, the day-flying multi-coloured Magpie Moth,


Small Copper Butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying during sunny spells, the Small Copper butterfly.