I planted Red Valerian to attract Hummingbird Hawk Moths to the garden…

And today the Hummingbird Hawk Moths arrived 👍

They’re one of my favourite moths, and if you’ve ever seen one you’ll know exactly why they get their name. In fact, they look and behave so much like their feathered namesake that every year the RSPB get phone calls from worried members of the public reporting that they’ve seen escaped Hummingbirds!

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Fallow deer population in Sussex

Fallow-Deer-South-Downs

Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer…

There are lots and lots of deer in and around Bepton. You’ll see large herds of Fallow, small groups of Roe Deer and if you keep your eyes peeled – the occasional glimpse of Muntjac deer. There are plenty of Muntjac in and around Midhurst and the Severals, we often see them on winter evenings on the drive home. Fallow Deer are perfectly suited to life on The South Downs, with arable areas for nighttime grazing and woodland for cover during the day.

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