Saturday, June 22, 2013

Luna Moth

This morning we discovered a giant sea foam green colored moth hanging out against the side of the house. It didn't seem at all phased as we gathered around with the dogs to stare at it, so eventually Josh slid his finger next to it, and it had no problem climbing right on. It hung out on his hand for a few minutes while we took pictures, then we gently placed it in a safe spot behind the house. I got the sense it would have hung out on Josh's hand all day if he had let it.

A little Googling revealed that this is a Luna Moth, one of the largest and most beautiful moths in North America. These guys live just 7 days, and their bodies are covered in a soft snowy white fuzz. The wildlife on our little hillside here in Vermont continues to amaze us. Yesterday a family of wild turkeys, including a number of poults (baby turkeys) was wondering through the orchard when we arrived home from errands. I love that :)





10 comments :

  1. Just discovered your blog and work from the Etsy interview column, and I am enjoying your photos and stories a lot! How lovely to live so close to wildlife, which can be beautiful (Luna moth), or heartbreakingly sad (those poor baby birds....such is nature!).

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  2. Beautiful! My youngest daughter's middle name is Luna. I grew up in Vermont and your blog constantly makes me homesick (in a good way). :)

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  3. I know the color of the moth is not retouched, but it's such a gorgeous color is seems to be. Thanks so much for sharing, I love your posts, they are so peaceful and lovely!

    Carol Joy

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  4. holy crap... does he glow in the dark?!

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  5. Regina, He looks like he would glow in the dark, right? He was almost exactly the color of the sticky glow in the dark stars I had on my ceiling as a kid.

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  6. Carol & Jenni - thank you for the kind words! Glad you like the blog :)

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  7. Wow! Thanks a lot for sharing, I loved it!! :)
    Marcia

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  8. Simply exquisite ... I adore moths ordinarily but this Luna Moth is a work of art. There truly is nothing more amazing than nature itself! Very much enjoying your Blog. Most inspiring as I go about setting up my own ... although all that you do makes me feel decidedly lazy!

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  9. Oh.My.God. That is the most stunning moth I've ever seen!!!

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