Friday, October 7, 2011


Identifriday- where we identify the wildlife we come across on our doorstep and on our travels and get into the habit of noticing and appreciating our local biodiversity!

Pararge aegeria- Speckled Wood
The Speckled Wood can be seen between late April and mid-October along hedgerows and woodland areas with dappled sunlight.  According to the wonderful Discovering Irish Butterflies by J.M. Harding it is one of our most common and widespread butterflies and our most abundant woodland species.
We spotted him on an unseasonably warm wednesday last week in the perfect dappled sunlight he loves!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!