The Little Red Hen

What another gorgeous day, eh!

A treasure on the concrete! This is the Luna Moth (Actias luna) caterpillar.
As you may have guessed it was brought in.
Indeed it looks very ghostly under the UV!
Now I wait for spring!
The Flat-backed Millipede (Eurymerodesmus) will also glow under UV. Of course the millipede had no problem crossing the crack. 🙂
Our concrete was alive with activity. Here was Soldier fly (Stratiomyidae) larva.
Here is a view of the underside. The head is the smaller end. Though I could not tell by just looking. The body bears no legs or other features except hairs and spines.

A closeup of a Mourning Dove feather! Since there was only one perhaps it had molted.
The last photo and this is what stirred up my memory of the story of The Little Red Hen. How the heck you are probably wondering? Well, the Little Red Hen had to make the bread from the seed to the oven by herself. So this Nodding Ladies-tresses (Spiranthes cernua) also has to do it all by itself; to self-pollenate. Furthermore all those that have come up around our house seem to be self-pollenating this year.

And that my friends is the story for today. 😉

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