Big Butterfly Count

The charity Butterfly Conservation is holding its annual Big Butterfly Count - the biggest butterfly survey in the world. Starting today and running until 10th August, this is an easy and fun opportunity to help butterfly and moth conservation in the UK. If you'd like to take part, simply wait for a sunny spell and … Continue reading Big Butterfly Count

Humming-Bird Hawk-Moth

About four years ago, whilst walking around my garden, I saw my first Humming-Bird Hawk-Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum).  It was early evening and it was feeding on some verbena bonariensis.  Since then I've been very, very keen to see another.  And perhaps, manage to photograph one. Whilst mowing today and not really thinking about anything much … Continue reading Humming-Bird Hawk-Moth