Sunday, July 01, 2007
Ever seen a green
...moth? That's what the Fas Gas employee in The Pas, Manitoba asked me when I stepped out of the car to stretch my legs. Nope, I said, and followed him over to the corner of the building. There it was. I gave him a big thank you and rushed in to tell H, who was paying at the time. When H saw it, his smile became all the wider. That's a luna moth, H said. A luna moth at the northern edge of its known range. So there we sat at a busy gas station on July 1 while H photographed the moth. Meanwhile, the employee continued to point the moth out to his customers and one by one they came over to take a look. Some stopped to chat. One man had a particular interest in moths, so H pulled a field guide out of the trunk (our trunk contains quite a library) and there they stood discussing various moths. People came and went. The luna moth moved just a bit. Stopped in a more beautiful position.