365 Nature – Day 240
In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Learn more about the project and see all the 365 Nature posts.
I awoke to a blissfully cloudy sky this morning and was it a relief after the last few days of record-breaking heat. The sun rose and I didn’t have to close all the curtains on the east side of the house for a change. When I opened the front door, another nice treat greeted me, a moth. One of the first I’ve seen in quite awhile. When we had an electrical upgrade last year we put in new porch lights with LED bulbs. Since then we’ve had almost no moths compared to previous years when I’d have a regular stream to our lights. I never got around to using the de-zapped bug light this summer either because of a new door that now prevents my running an extension cord through it to power the light. Next spring, my goal will be to get more moth lights setup.
Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.