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.
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.
A dead Bottlense Dolphin was washed ashore at Rathmoylan Cove yesterday. The causeof the death is unknown.
Now moving south between the showers, fair numbers of Painted Ladies on their way to their winter quarters in Africa.
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.
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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.
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.