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LaPré DelaForge
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Confusion and Obfustication.... and Nature's digital art.
What does the Passenger want you to see... Well, perhaps it is easier to say what it doesn't want you to see.... it, and all the other wonderfully patterned moths, don't want you to see a potential meal!! Save those like the Tigers, the Cinnabar and other v...
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Spinning on a branch!!
Sometimes book illustrations get it so wrong... whilst being "right and proper".... moths are one example... illustrations of the waterside plant Butterburr [ Petasites hybridus ] Chapeau-du-Diable being another.... it always has tiny holes in the leaves ca...
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At long last... a post is finished!! Sometimes life... or in this case gardening... just gets in the way!
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A LONG Gardening Break...
...or yet another " Hiatus on the Homefront " After yet another gardening break... and we are almost ready for the growing season... OK ... OK ... I know it has gone mid- AUGUST. .. but the drought and then the heat held us back. But, on the other hand, we'...
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Moth Mondays - The Buff-tip
MOTH MONDAYS The Buff-tip Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: Notodontidae Genus: Phalera Species: P. bucephala Binomial name Phalera bucephala This week's moth is one of my favourites... it...
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Moth Mondays - A hunk of Burnished Brass... twice
MOTH MONDAYS The Burnished B rass Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Superfamily:Noctuidae Genus:  Diachrysia Species:  D. chrysitis Binomial name Diachrysia chrysitis and The Burnished B rass Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Ar...
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Moth Mondays - The Black Arches
MOTH MONDAYS The Blac k Arches Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: Erebidae Genus:     Lymantria Species:     L. monacha Binomial name Lymantria monacha This moth... a male of the  The Black...
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Bring out the feeders
During the summer, birds should be finding their food  - seeds, insects, fruit - in the environment, thereby teaching their young to do likewise. So we put the feeders away until times get harder. With regular frosts overnight in our frost-pocket of a valle...
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Moth Mondays - The Convolvulus Hawkmoth
MOTH MONDAYS The Co nvolvulus Hawkmoth Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Superfamily: Noctuoidea Family: Sphingidae Genus: Agrius Species: A. convolvuli Binomial name Agrius convolvuli A migrant species, the Convolvulus ...
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