Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Winter female Blackcap


			
			 	
 	
	

Given that a male Blackcap was seen on the 10th. December (see below), today we have a Female in the same garden.


A Christmas Eve Robin


			
			 	
 	
	

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


Tramore Fungus


			
			 	
 	
	

Mushrooms by Tramore Strand


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.


Painted Lady


			
			 	
 	
	

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


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.


Small Copper Butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying during sunny spells, the Small Copper butterfly.


10 Spot Ladybird Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Look twice at any Ladybirds in your garden. They are probably the common 7 Spot Ladybirds but then, count the spots! They might be the uncommon 10 Spot Ladybirds like this one recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog in Waterford City.


Red Admiral


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying in good numbers, the African migrent Red Admiral.


Theridion Spider


			
			 	
 	
	

A male Theridion spider infested with red spider mites in a Waterford City greenhouse.