It seems the farther into summer we go, the larger the things we are finding in the Biosphere, just check out these amazing observations:
Tall invasive Mullen A Moose in Sans Souci A Black Bear
Spotted by the Eaton Family Spotted by the Denune Family Spotted by the Reicheld Family
Mullen is an invasive species, this means it is not normally found in this area but has been brought here by people. This can have a negative impact on native species. Can you think of another invasive species?
Time to reveal the answer to the POP QUIZ in the last post: what are some of the differences between a moths and butterflies? They have a lot in common but here are some different features:
1. Activity – Moths are nocturnal, which means active at night. Butterflies are diurnal or most active during the day. If you see something on a flower during the day it is probably a butterfly whereas if something is flying around a porch light at night, it is a moth.
2. Wings – When a moth is resting its wings will lay at its sides. A butterfly however, unless basking, will hold its wings upright.
3. Antenna – A butterfly’s antenna are wider at the tips, moths tend to look fuzzier and more feather like.
Remember: sometimes a species doesn’t follow these guidelines so it is best to use multiple features to tell what you are looking at!
Three cheers for sandy ant hills and yellow duck bills…