Flower Hill Farm Families of Moths 2014 inside and in the gardens, starting with the most majestic moths.
Luna Moths and Cecropia Moths have an easy life of sleeping all day and then waking at dusk to fly out into layers of dark in search of mates.
I confess to being a bit uncertain when holding this strangely beautiful sphinx moth.
A broad-winged wasp moth hiding her metalic blue body with her gray black gown.
These are but a few of the moths that share this land with me. To see others I have eyed in former years visit here.
I have been away for most of April and now spring is filling the air with songs of returning songbirds and wearing gowns of green. I must hurry to catch up with the Flower Hill Farm Fauna of 2014.
Spring is such a welcome tonic after the long cold winter we have experienced here at our country retreat. Buds are beginning to unfurl their colorful blooms up in the tree tops and along the garden and field floors. I have sighted our first butterfly of the year. A Mourning Cloak.
Now for a gentle clean-up, so as not to disturb sleeping pupa, eggs, or caterpillars, though, alas, the birds are busy with that task.