Sharon and I marvelled at a Privet Hawkmoth we pulled from the moth trap the other day. She held it in her hand to get a closer look. This is a beautiful insect, larger than some bats. Garbed in a black, grey and pink evening dress of satin she was humming her wings to keep warm.
As this little creature of the night purred away she left the ultimate gift and laid a small green egg. She was returned to the night and that egg is now tucked safely away awaiting hatching.