We used to get walls of Lime Hawks, drying out their newly unfurled wings, on the Coop. The council removed all the lime trees and now I have not seen any for some time. We get the occasional Privet Hawk from time to time; and somewhere is an Elephant hatching. These magnificent gentlemen take 2 years to pupate and the caterpillar graced our garden 18 months ago.
We also have the most delightful little moth that lives on our Majoram. They fly up in a cloud of reddish brown if you brush onto the plant. We get the Silver Y and Oak moth in the early dusk. I feel they are the neglected cousin of their flashier relatives.
As a result I have had a wall hanging idea percolating for some time. It will be in patchwork squares of felt and needle felted designs. I will keep going until I run out of colours or moths. I am not sure quite how I plan to back it or stitch together the squares.
Three of my favourites are here now: