We are inviting everyone to submit sightings of any of 20 species that we know commonly occur in gardens. The species chosen are a mix of vertebrates and invertebrates, from different taxonomic groups. Each of the species can be relatively easily identified, provided that key identification features are carefully noted.
|Peacock||Large powerful butterfly, with four distinctive eyes visible when perched.
Click here for a full species profile.Confusion species: No other Irish species has a similar pattern.
|Small Tortoiseshell||Bright colourful butterfly, generally appearing reddish-orange but with a distinctive blue fringe to its upper wings.
Click here for a full species profile.Confusion species: No other species has a band of blue dots on its outer wings.