Posts Tagged ‘moth’

Perfect camouflage

June 3, 2012

For me, dressing up is wearing socks with my Birkenstocks. But today, I didn’t. Wandered over to the Elizabeth Gamble garden and spent an hour carefully inspecting the vegetation.

Lots of really pretty flowers, but I’ll spare you from the photo tour. The most interesting thing was this moth, its wings cleverly folded in random curls to look exactly like a dead leaf. From a foot away, you would have had not the slightest idea that it was anything more.

I continue to look for a harvestman. I saw one a couple weeks ago, but it scurried away before I could photograph it. Well, the season is yet young.