Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wildlife

Last night my neighbour, Kim, helped me to round up a moth stuck to the outside of the third floor window screen. She managed to knock it off and I gathered it up when it landed on the ground. A little googling and I discovered it's probably a type of hawk moth. Kim said it looked like a bat from a distance. It's a spectacular add to my collection:



Yesterday morning I found three wings of a polyphemus moth, one of the huge giant silk worm moths we have around here. A bat or bird had a great meal. Some birds actually pick the wings off the moth before eating it:



I also discovered those lily beetles still at it. Rather acrobatic aren't they?



Less than three weeks to the MS Bike Tour. Time to get moving some more...

S.

3 comments:

Denver Refashionista said...

We have a big moth stuck in our house now. I wanted to get video of the cat chasing the moth and the dog then chasing the cat. It was hilarious. The cat got his claw caught on the curtain and and ended up running a circle with his paw tucked behind his back.

Shauna said...

DR,
I would have paid to see that....lol.
S.

Kelli said...

What an interesting moth. Good luck in preparation for the MS Bike Tour.
Have a good day.