we live in the woods. that means we have a lot of wildlife around. some is expected, such as the deer families passing through twice a day. other wildlife is less expected, or let's say it still surprises us.
a few weeks a go, for example, my husband found a black cocoon underneath a rock. half shiny, half furry. i was quite sure it was dead, but hubby didn't think so. so we put the cocoon into a box and placed it on the kitchen counter. and then nothing happened for probably a week. that made me even more sure that poor thing was dead. but one day i walked by the box and shrieked out of surprise... a huge, about 2.5 inch (6,5 cm) long moth had climbed to the top of the box! it was absolutely gorgeous!!!
after some research i found out we just had our first encounter with a giant leopard moth.
isn't it the coolest moth ever? i can't believe how beautiful its design is. i'm so glad we didn't miss out on seeing it.
what kind of wildlife do you enjoy seeing in your neighborhood?