Our most common Hawk-moth, but that doesn't make them any easier to find. Distributed commonly throughout most of Britain, the adults are on the wing from May to July, the larvae feed on poplar (Populus), aspen (P. tremula) and sallow (Salix). Found this one in the garden hung up on the Leylandii Hedge, so moved him carefully onto this perch before taking his image.
Hedgehogs are still showing quite well despite the onset of more cooler weather, personally I think all the rain we've been having has kept the mean temperatures fairly warm and stable and this is why the hogs haven't hibernated properly as yet. I've uploaded a video of the strange behaviour from the hedgehog anointing itself with a live toad from the previous night to Youtube
makes for an interesting watch, even if it is slightly weird.
We've a Hedgehog in the box again today, but he is buried right down under the hay keeping warm, so don't know if you'll get to see much of it until this evening, but if want a peek the place to as always is Ade's Hedgehog/Fox Garden Webcam
Thanks for everyone's kind comment/votes on yesterday's image, I'm still very busy, but hopefully I'll have enough spare time to see what everyone's been up to over the last few days.....
Regards to all as always...Ade
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