Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hawk Moth - the humming bird of the moth world

I found this beauty sitting on one of my garden plants.
It is one of the hawkmoths.
 I carefully placed the moth on a post to photograph it.

It promptly flew onto my jeans,
perhaps it did not like sitting out on the post.

These moths hover over flowers to sip nectar with their long tongue.
A little like the way humming birds do....
A sight to behold.
I hope you enjoyed today's post.

Cheerio for now,
Sandi x
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Froggie Find

Hubby discovered this little guy hopping around in the bathroom this morning. It is a 'Broad-Palmed Rocketfrog' .It is an Australian ground-dwelling tree frog and can be found from mid-Queensland to south of Sydney, NSW.

A very handsome little frog - a creamy fawn colour with black markings.
It gets its name from its long pointed snout.
The Rocket Frog's legs are extremely long and allow them to leap farther than most other frogs of the same size.

And just look at the stiking colours on those legs.

I feel so lucky to see these amazing little amphibians up close.
Sandi x
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