Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nighttime Beauties ~ A Living Cocoon Bouquet


Last September a fellow Lepidoptera enthusiast, Tor, had given me a remarkable gift. Several twigs with Cecropia Moth cocoons attached. When I placed the leaf coated, brown silky cocoons all together in a pewter pitcher, I had a uniquely created cocoon bouquet. Most bouquets quietly die over days or weeks but not this one.



A bouquet of Cecropia cocoons blossom and fly into the night sky. The full story is here.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ephemeral Visitations from Ethereal Nighttime Beauties


We humans are creatures of habitual repetition and it is a reliable assumption that by nightfall most people are indoors with lights on and doors closed to the outside world. When we accidentally or purposefully leave our outside lights on, it is somewhat like fly fishing with the bright light being the lure. Many night beauties will be drawn to the light and will fall into a deep sleep making them vulnerable in the morning.


You can read the entire story here. After you read the story and see more photos I hope your connection to  nighttime beauties will happen often. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Staying Connected




Though I feel like I have walked away from so many contacts I have made here at Blogger, I am committed to staying connected and will use blogspot as a stepping stone to my new website and blog.
I am taking a break due to burn-out from working so hard on the new site. I hope you might check it out by clicking here. There you can see the story that goes with the photo above. It was a precious encounter and there are more photos if you click on the link. Best Wishes for now. 




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