Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Harlequin Beetle ?


The ladybird beetle depicted as a 10-spot Ladybird from the Kilbarry Bog on page 4 of this site may not be that species. It has been suggested by Stephen McCormack that it is in fact the very invasive Harlequin Beetle that comes in many forms.

Wild Flowers


Slow down in the car and see the Primroses – nature at its very best !

A Christmas Eve Robin


Trapped and ringed on Christmas Eve in Waterford City, a friendly Robin.

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.



A profusion of roadside flowers near Bunmahon.

Basking Shark


Recently seen in Tramore Bay.

Speckled Wood


A Speckled Wood brown butterfly in a City garden.

Flowering Hawthorn & Blackthorn


May is the month for the Hawthorn and Blackthorn to flower.

Inquisitive Mink


An inquisitive Mink recently seen near Tramore.

Tortoisehell Butterflies


Even in a bad butterfly year, Small Tortoisehell butterflies are now flying in modest numbers.