I've decided to leave my 300th post giveaway open for a while longer.

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Think of it as a little thank you for your loyalty to my blog.

2007 to present.

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Hummingbird Hawk-moths move at speed, and are not easy to photo, so I was pleased to get these three photos of one in action in my garden.

I've noticed this particular one returning to the same patch of Verbena B since the end of August.

If you have seen one or more in your garden, you can plot your sighting at the Migrant Watch webpage.



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I don't know where they've been hiding up until now, but today I spotted the first Painted Lady of the year.

A year or so back Britain saw an invasion!

Have you seen one or more, or a Hummingbird Hawk-moth in your garden this year? If so, how about plotting your finding(s) at the Butterfly Conservation's website in their survey Migrant Watch.

In my garden both species have been favouring Verbena Bonarensis.

Which plant(s) have you spotted either species on?