Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Why moths can seem addled.

It has been promised for several days that today would be sunny--a welcome, brief break in the rain--but I don't believe we were informed that it would be cold, which it is, and WINDY, which it also is. This is the latest variation in unspringlike spring weather that has kept the buds and blossoms at bay. The neighbour's plum is only now showing a bit of colour.

I was watching birch branches whipping around, and noticed a brown blob at the tip of branch being flung back and forth. It was, I'm pretty sure, the cocoon of a Polyphemus Moth.

I thought, That would be a heck of a way to pupate. It would be like trying to get out of a wetsuit and into clerical robes while riding The Scrambler.

1 comment:

Marvin said...

One seasick pupae.