Soldier Beetles mating near Bunmahon.
Ack. to Thomas Gee, Waterford Camera Club.
The National Biodiversity Data Centre has now produced a dataset with interactive maps of the Butterflies of County Waterford. This is now available on its website.
Navigating the site to get to the interactive species- maps and interacting with them can be frustrating when doing it for the first first and the enclosed instructions might help.
This is the first map specifically for a county and as such is still being improved. Some maps may be a bit slow at times but they will come. If you zoom to a high resolution you will see satellite views of the habitat.
Seen off Ram Head this morning, 9 Harbour Porpoises, 40+ Dolphins, 1 Minke Whale and 9 Basking Sharks.
Record ack. to Andrew Malcolm. Basking Shark image ack. to Jamie Malone.
The first Sand Martins of the year were seen at Ballynacourty and Clonea Strand on Saturday 15th March.