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.
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.
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.
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
Given that this year’ s Spring seems to have fallen on Monday 27th March, a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly took to the air in a Waterford City suburb.