Friday, July 4, 2014
Visits from the locals...
In the flower garden one morning recently, something fell from the flag with an audible sound. I glanced up and found this enormous and beautiful moth on the edge of the bird bath. I asked it to climb up on my hand and it did, with tickley feet and incredible wings.
A little research showed it to be a Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia). Billed as North Americas largest moth,a member of the giant silk moth family. I was delighted that it chose to meet me.
Last night we had two more winged visitors, Little Brown Bats, swooping through the house after we'd had dinner and were sitting cozily in the living room. We ushered them outside, and hoped they didn't meet my friend the moth.