Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Attack of the pear-eating moths, flies, bees, wasps & ???
When I came home this evening I noticed a bunch of pears had fallen out of the tree during the 40 to 50 mph winds yesterday, so I dropped my purse and lunch bag in the house and traipsed outside with a big bucket in hand, hoping for a few edible selections. I salvaged about six of them, the rest going under a few bushes to feed the local wildlife, then grabbed my camera to capture this incredible site. This one mushed pear must have been exactly the right degree of rot to attract all the local moths, flies, a bee or two and even a few wasps. None of them had any interest in me while I was invading their private feast, well except for a few small moths who seemed interested in my pants or socks. I couldn't resist shooting a couple of the moths enjoying the purple butterfly bush. Not sure where all the butterflies are, but the moths make nice pictures too, don't you agree?