As you know from my stories about the Puking Peasant Inn, I am not a fan of alcohol.
In my part of the world, there is another problem….miller moths are everywhere. They are in every conceivable place imaginable.
Yeah, everywhere. One crawled on my clothing today and laughed at me as it plotted my demise. It is going to sneak in my car and jump out at me while I am taking a sharp turn on a bendy highway. Tell me the little guy isn’t sinister.
I was made aware that we had another invader in our yard. The hornworm. They eat vegetables and their leaves. They grow up to be very large moths.
I instructed those at the house to leave it alone until I could identify it. The video below tells me all I need to know.
In all seriousness though, this is an excellent sign. When I moved here several years ago, there were no birds in my trees and the only little creatures in my yard were roly polys, spiders, and ants.
I believe this is from excessive chemical treatment of the lawn. Bug and weed killers take a while to break down and allow life to thrive.
This type of moth is a rare sight where I live and I am glad that an ecosystem is reestablishing itself.