There were five miles, ten people and around fifteen butterfly species on our Littlebredy butterfly walk on 4th August. This was in conjunction with the South Dorset Ridgeway Project. Continue reading
Charles was luck enough to see this amazing little Hummingbird Hawk moth at Hengisbury Head on 20/06/18/
This species is a migrant arriving in hot weather and it has been suggested that a few individuals will overwinter.
They will nectar on a wide range of flowers, Buddleias, Valerian, bramble flowers as this photo shows, and many others. It really does resemble a tiny humming bird when seen suspended in the air feeding at its chosen blossom.
A first for Andrew Cooper’s Bournemouth garden; a Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) caterpillar, feeding on Bedstraw in his window pot. Photo taken on 09/08/2016.