Friday, 12 June 2015
SO excited...! :) We've just spotted a Humming-bird Hawk-moth on Red Valerian flowers in the garden.
I knew these flowers attracted this species which is why I planted so much Red Valerian but its rather wonderful when you do actually manage to attract the target species :)
Sadly, no photo - it flew off over the garage as I rushed indoors to get the camera - probably too dark anyway :( Its only the second time I've seen this species in England (the first was last year in our holiday cottage garden in Dorset) although we saw dozens when we once had a holiday in Jersey.
Would like to say it might return tomorrow but heavy rain is forecast all day!
Will certainly be keeping an even closer eye on Red Valerian for the foreseeable future!!