Sunday, July 13, 2008

Are You My Moth ER?

When I saw this I remembered a book I read to our Children…
It is the story about a mother bird who knows her egg will be in her nest where she left it, so she leaves him alone to go and get something for him to eat. The baby bird hatches. He doesn't understand where his mother is so he goes to look for her. In his search, he asks a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a cow if they are his mother. They each say, "No."
Then he sees an old car, which can't be his mother for sure. In desperation, the hatchling calls out to a boat and a plane, and at last, convinced he has found his mother, he climbs onto the teeth of an enormous power shovel. But he is betrayed by the behemoth, as it shudders and grinds into motion. He can't escape. "I want my mother!" he shouts.
But at this climactic moment, his fate is suddenly reversed. The shovel drops him back in his nest, just as his mother is returning home, and the two are reunited, much to their delight. He then tells her about the adventure he had looking for her.
Species Orgyia leucostigma

White-Marked Tussock Moth
Hairy with 3 long black tufts and 4 pairs of short, thick tufts that may be white or yellow. Body is yellow with a black stripe and red spots. Grows to approx 1 1/4 inches and feeds on many trees. Found in the eastern areas. SUPER SITE Check it out!
Happy Almost Monday!


dot said...

That is one wierd looking critter!

Alyssa said...

Wow does that bring back some memories! Ofcourse I remember reading that book to my daughter and my younger sister. It strikes a chord with young children and isn't easily forgotten. It was funny too. Great pictures of the tussock moth caterpillar. They are neat looking. Happy Birthday to you big boy. (Why do men seem to think they have to be grouchy so much of the time ???)