Thursday, August 7, 2008

More Critters

This morning we found this beautiful specimen on the side of the house. It is a luna moth (info courtesy of Incomparison of the site photos and my moth, he is missing his tail wings. We had one on the house several weeks ago and I would say it is the same one but the site also says they don't live very long, so it must be another.
This little critter got stuck in the garage. It's a hummingbird.

This happens several times during the summer. I don't know if they are attracted to the white walls or the shade. We hear a simultaneous squeaking and buzzing noise, and there is a tiny bird struggling to get out by only going up. They respond nicely to the broom and off they go.
I must add that this past weekend Cathy, Susan and I went to the quilt show in Asheville. It was wonderful as always and we had a really good time. We made quite a day of it, 13 1/2 hours from start to finish.
And Monday we made a trip to Carowinds. Hard to believe the summer is almost over. We're planning our last trip this Monday before the pool closes on the 17th. Enjoy it while it lasts!

1 comment:

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Poor bedragled luna moth! Looks like a bird or cat got a hold of him. They are amazing.

And I think that is a hummingbird, isn't it? Looks like it from that long beak. Susan