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 (jtatum@uvic.ca). 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.

2021 July 25

2021 July 25

   Aziza Cooper writes: On Saturday, July 24, there was a small wasp nest on the floor of the boardwalk at Florence Lake:

European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula (Hym.: Vespidae)    Aziza Cooper

    Jeff Gaskin writes:  Today I saw another 17 Pine Whites at Elk /Beaver Lakes Park, mostly in the southern section or near the retriever ponds.  Also, I counted at least 215 Cabbage Whites in the fields at Martindale/ Island View flats.