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 22

2015 February 22


   Gerry Ansell writes:  Yesterday (Saturday February. 21) Wendy and I saw our first Mourning Cloak of the year.  This butterfly was at the base of Christmas Hill.  We also saw a comma sp. at this location.  We saw the comma in the same spot on February 18, but again it flew too quickly for identification.