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 19

2015 February 19


            Jeff Gaskin writes: On Tuesday February17, a Mourning Cloak flew by me when I was in a car at the corner of Saanich Road and Oak Street. This is right where Uptown shopping mall is. This is also the first butterfly of the year for me.