Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Late Red Admiral


A late Red Admiral flying between the showers on its way back to Africa, seen in Waterford City today.

Painted Lady


Now on the move back to Africa – the Painted Lady

Holly Blue butterfly


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

First butterfly of the year


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.

Painted Lady


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

Small Copper Butterfly


Now flying during sunny spells, the Small Copper butterfly.

Red Admiral


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

Speckled Wood


A Speckled Wood brown butterfly in a City garden.