Monday, May 2, 2011

Luna love

The Luna moths and I love Shawnee State Forest. There will be more photos and posts to come- but for now, here are a couple favorite images.

Lunas in love.

The only thing better than finding a luna moth in the forest, might be finding two. After these giant silk moths mate, they will "hang out" until the next evening, when they will fly away. These moths have very short lives, often living only days. Mating and egg laying are their only priorities. They do not even eat, in fact- they have no mouth parts.

Consider biking Shawnee. This was the most fabulous quest I have ever been on! Being emersed in the forest takes on a whole new feeling...

More to come.


  1. A special thanks to you for another successful Flora-Quest. That thanks goes out to all the others that made this a great event as well. Paula, the guides, the sponsors, the vendors... I'm already looking forward to next year.

  2. Thank you Cheryl for another great Flora-Quest!