14 September 2015

Convolvulus Hawk Moth are ready to fly!

Over the summer I have been making framed fake moths and butterflies and mainly growing vegetables in the garden (or letting Large White and Small White eat all my broccoli).

Now it's a migration season for some moths, and Moth Night events are taking place all over the UK, Butterfly Conservation is offering any new member who joins during this special week will get a nice welcome pack and one of the freebies is my moth badge!!! I am very honoured!


So far, 30 Convolvulus Hawk moths have already flown to good homes somewhere, and additional 40 are being made NOW. 


22 February 2015

More fake moths

Since most of my fake moths were sold at the Moths Recorders' meeting in January (Thank you very very much!), I have made some new species, ready for Garden Moth Scheme Annual Conference!

Silver-striped Hawkmoth, Burnished Brass, and Clifden Nonpareil. 

And of course, here are new species for badges & magnets.
Canary Shouldered Thorn & Purple Thorn.

After the event this weekend, I shall be making my way to Scottish Moths Recorders' Meeting!

Hope to see some of you there...

12 January 2015

New moths & butterflies....and a caterpillar!

It's January and I see a caterpillar....!

It's a Puss Moth Caterpillar - my favourite!

Of course, he's a fake caterpillar, and going to go in a picture frame...

Here are the framed Clearwings.

I have also made framed Buff-tip and Death's dead hawk moth a few months ago.

And new species for badges / magnets!
Pearl bordered fritillary (re-made), Duke of burgundy, Wood white, Rannoch Brindled Beauty, and Vestal (4 variations).

07 January 2015

Moths Count 2015

I will have a stall at the National Moth Recorders' meeting in Birmingham on 31st Jan 2015. 

And these guys are on their way to be ready for their big day.......

Slightly enlarged Fiery Clearwing (Pryopteron chrysidiformis), Hornet Clearwing (Sesia apiformis), and Welsh Clearwing (Synanthedon scoliaeformis)

Hopefully you'll get to see them!