Irish Wildife

Photo Name Description
Natterers Bat

At present there are ten known species of bats in Ireland, namely Leisler's Bat (Nyctalus leisleri), Brandt’s Bat (Myotis brandtii), Daubenton's Bat (Myotis daubentonii), Whiskered Bat (Myotis mystacinus), Natterer's Bat (Myotis nattereri), Nathusius...

Brimstone butterfly Butterfly

As there are a number of important plants and features of Semi-natural grasslands, Scrub, Hedgerow and Woodland habitats that butterflies like it is possible to attract them by establishing/planting...

Irish Common Frog Common frog

This is probably the most familiar amphibian in Ireland. Adult common frogs vary significantly in colour from brown, through olive, to yellow. They have a pale belly and often prominent black markings on the head, back and sides, and dark bars on the hind legs. Adults reach approximately 8cm...

Smooth newt Smooth newt

As the only Irish amphibian that possess a tail, smooth newts are readily identifiable. Male and female newts are also clearly distinguishable. Both sexes grow to approximately 10cm. Males are a brown/green colour on the upper body, with pale flanks and an orange belly. Females can vary in...

Irish Viviparous lizard Viviparous lizard

The viviparous lizard is Ireland’s only native lizard. Individuals vary significantly in colour, but usually have a predominantly brownish-green upper body, with two dark lateral lines, commonly edged with white or yellow. The underside is brightly coloured, generally yellow-orange, often with...