|Yet another -- you can see a couple more in the background|
|Some were in groups like this|
|Another group -- I think there are at least five here.|
|A bunch more; I think we counted at least thirty of them, all told.|
Mr. T built a tree house for the grandkids earlier this spring. I want to share photos of the building of that and the kids enjoying it, but that will have to wait for another day when I have more time. The tree house has two screened windows, a glass picture window (recycled from our living room) and a screen door. The house is not built IN a tree or trees, but AROUND two trees, which may account for what happened.
On Saturday my granddaughters went out to the tree house and reported that there were 10 luna moths out there! TEN! I have always thought it was a fortunate occurrence to be able to see one luna moth. Mr. T went out and yes, there were seven of them inside the tree house and three on the outside of the picture window. We are guessing that the moths hatched in one of the trees and found their way down into the tree house that way -- or maybe even were driven down there by heavy rain. Mr. T decided that if they were still there on Sunday, he would move them, as he had a feeling they could not find their way out. The three on the outside had gone, but seven were still inside. He got some pictures while he was out there.
|One luna moth|
|Yet another -- it was not possible to get them all in one picture.|
|There are two of them here. These were the weakest. When he released them outside, the others flew away but these two went straight to the ground. At last report, one of these had flown but the other evidently went back in the tree house somehow.|
|On the ground|
|This one was on the screen. You can see our house in the distance through the woods.|