Focus on Moths

Where butterflies are widely loved and welcomed, moths seem to share our affections much less. This makes little sense scientifically, because they both belong to the same order of insects – Lepidoptera. Perhaps they are not loved so much because they are (largely) denizens of the night; or perhaps because we fear they are going to […]

Elephant Hawk Moth and Samuel 2 (2)

Nature: to name or to enjoy?

In a recent Facebook post, Julie Crabb spoke about a Great Spotted Woodpecker that had come to a feeder near her window: “A wonderfully entertaining visitor at my working from home office window this morning.”  In another post, Thomas Anderson said about deer running past his kitchen window: “Felt very privileged to see these two […]