Tuesday, February 26, 2008
New On The Scene
This Polyphemus moth was resting on my porch patio table last week. It was a warmer day than we had seen in a while and I think those toasty temps triggered him to break out of his coccoon that very morning.
I say that, because he stayed on the table flipping and flapping like a moth who really hadn't flown before ... plus, he's perfect with no raggedy edges.
I hung out with him for about 10 minutes as he flopped around. I didn't want him to flutter off the table and down to dog level ... Flounder might think he was some kind of strange new chicken and give chase.
Suddenly, he was up in the air, flapping like an expert.
He zoomed out from under the porch, across the "yard", and into the oak trees beyond.
Just another spring thing here at PFHQ.