This blog provides an informal forum for terrestrial invertebrate watchers to post recent sightings of interesting observations in the southern Vancouver Island region. Please send your sightings by email to Jeremy Tatum ( Be sure to include your name, phone number, the species name (common or scientific) of the invertebrate you saw, location, date, and number of individuals. If you have a photograph you are willing to share, please send it along. Click on the title above for an index of past sightings.The index is updated most days.

February 27

2019 February 27


   On  Monday  February 25 Nathan Fisk saw his first bumble bee of he year – a Bombus melanopygus at Fort Rodd Hill.


Bombus melanopygus  (Hym.: Apidae)  Nathan Fisk