Free at last!

So many moths!  I spent time at wormspit and learned this one is female, with yellow eggs visible through her skin.

image

They just kept emerging!

image

Many, many moths.

image

Last night the four friends at our house considered whether the silk moths should stay indoors or be released in the garden, where they can have sunlight, air and plants but may become someone else’s dinner.

image

The garden won. For the rest of their short lives, when they will not even eat… They will be in the garden.

image

We sat awhile appreciating their beauty and fragility.

image

9 Comments

Filed under Fibre preparation, Neighbourhood pleasures

9 responses to “Free at last!

  1. Wonderful 🙂 They are so beautiful! I love the delicate colours of silk moths, even if I’ve never seen one IRL. I’ve followed your silk moth project with great interest. Hope to see more in the future!

    Like

  2. Did you keep some for more eggs and worms?

    Like

  3. Susan

    So ethereal and with the backdrop of flowers, just lovely. Thank you.

    Like

Please feel free to join the conversation...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s