Friday, 25 May 2012

Hawk Moth, Toadstools and Geese

We don't find hawk moths very often in the cottage. I only went  to move the dust around and found more than I expected. We think it's a Hawk Moth, but if anyone knows different, please let us know.

Luckily, this one wasn't hard to catch and put back outside quite unharmed and where he should have been. We think he probably sneaked in through the window during the night.

Maybe like the geese and their goslings he's come out of hiding during the beautiful weather we've had here in Devon over the last week.

The geese are normally to be found here in the wildlife reserve at Dawlish Warren, this is always such a beautiful scene that I have to show you again, I know somewhere in back post you can see the same scene.

It's not just geese that are found in the nature reserve, this is a huge toadstool.... haven't a clue what it's called but it's big and probably not to be touched.

It's hard to believe that the reserve is right beside the beach.

The beach has it's own wildlife.There are somethings you can touch and somethings you shouldn't touch, even on the beach, like this jelly fish that has been washed ashore.

We've been having trouble connecting to the Internet, the reason why Soggibottom has been very quiet this week..

Freya is never quiet, except when she is on the beach. She had a good birthday on Sunday, with a trip to the beach and ice cream. Only a couple of licks as she is watching her weight. Thanks to everyone for all her birthday wishes. How can a year have gone by so quickly ?
As always you can find Freya over at the CATFLAP CAVALIER. 


WoolenSails said...

Such a wonderful place to walk and explore. That jelly fish is creepy, lol. And Freya is just too precious, what a wonderful photo of her.


Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Look at that jelly fish!! Wow!! Love how it looks like!

I think that fungi is some kind of puffball! Whatever it is -it's amazing, amazing!!

But the beautiful moth is sublime! As sublime as gorgeous Freya! Take care

Joanna said...

Well I learned something from reading your post. I have never heard nor seen a hawk moth. Very interesting to see online, but I don't want to see one up close.

Caroline B said...

What a lot of interesting finds! I think that is a puffball too - used to like to kick them to pieces when I was a child....sorry!

Christine said...

Lots of wonderful things to see on your blog this time. Freya looks so happy in that last photo. I think she really enjoyed her day at the beach.

Allie said...

That is one strange looking jellyfish! Nope, never touch them on the beach...they can still hurt you. Adorable pic of Freya!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh you have some very strange things to look at today.
We never heard of a hawk moth,,, but glad he went back outside into his world.
The photos are beautiful, and that jelly fish- really does look strange.

Sandee said...

I think the photo of Freya needs to be entered in a photo contest. She is adorable!
(That coming from a non-dog person!)

Mary Ann Tate said...

We were on the coast somewhere near Liverpool...I can't remember where LOL...but there were hundreds of baby jelly fish in the water so no going in the water that day. Then when the tide went out we found the biggest jelly fish I have ever was massive...maybe it was the mum.

Houseelf said...

Happy belated birthday Freya. I've had internet problems too. All seems ok now in the good weather.
If the funghi is black inside then it isn't the edible puffball sort. It's the only way I tell the 2 apart. Beautiful walk!