Photos / Sounds

What

By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella)

Observer

deboas

Date

May 27, 2022 09:07 PM IST

Description

Washed up in vast numbers along the strand, with different sizes present. Photo with my hand is of one of the largest. Just for this beach, Rossbeigh Strand, I estimated very roughly 50 Velella per metre of beach (which is a strip a metre wide running from the water's edge to high tide mark). Multiplied by the 3 km length of the beach, that would work out at 150,000 freshly stranded Velella on just this beach. As we saw them in Co. Clare too, a few days ago, there must have been many millions stranded in the last few days along the Irish coast

Photos / Sounds

What

Spring Gentian (Gentiana verna)

Observer

deboas

Date

May 25, 2022 03:36 PM IST

Photos / Sounds

What

Speckled Yellow (Pseudopanthera macularia)

Observer

deboas

Date

May 26, 2022 02:45 PM IST

Photos / Sounds

What

Wood White (Leptidea sinapis)

Observer

deboas

Date

May 26, 2022 02:57 PM IST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

deboas

Date

May 26, 2022 03:20 PM IST

Description

Incredible encounter with this golden-ringed sawfly. It seemed to glow in the sunlight

Photos / Sounds

What

White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)

Observer

albertcardona

Date

July 2020