Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Beautiful Demoiselle


			
			 	
 	
	

Recently seen in the Commeragh Mountains, a male  Beautiful Demoiselle.


Grey Squirells


			
			 	
 	
	

Young Grey Squirrells were recently seen at Waterford Golf Course – will they crocc the river??


Cinnibar Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

N0w flying in good numbers, many by day, the very coloutrful Cinnibar Moth.


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.


Swifts


			
			 	
 	
	

Now well established throughout the City and County, the Common Swift  in th local skies.

 


Cuckoo at Fenor Bog


			
			 	
 	
	

Just reported from Fenor Bog, the Cuckoo.


Late Swallows


			
			 	
 	
	

Usually first-of-the-year Swallows are recorded in March, the first local Swallows of this year were seen near Kilcohan Park on the 21st April.


Red Lily Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Well awakened from the winter hibernation in the soil, the Red Lily Beetle is now alive and devestating the leaves and shoots of spring lilys and related plants.


Unusual Nest


			
			 	
 	
	

A Grey Crow has built a nest on the mast of a fishing boat in West Waterford. Local information is that this is the second time this has occured on the same boat


Holly Blue butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying on a rare good Spring day, the Holly Blue butterfly.