This one put up a chase, while I was trying to take a photo of a Birdsfoot Violet and find a Pine Warbler that was singing in the tree above me. Talk about multi-tasking! Can you spot the grasshopper in the photo above? It looks just like a stick.
Another moth, this one green. My friend Tricia West spotted this one. It is arched up on top of a leaf. Again, it is exposed, not hiding under a leaf, but sitting right on top in the open. John Howard and I didn't see it at first even though Tricia told us right where it was! This is called a Bad-wing Moth. I read that the reason it is called a Bad-wing Moth, Dyspteris abortivaria, is not because it is a member of a gang or because it has a hot temper, but because its wings tend to shred when entomologists go to pin them. If you can't find the moth, it is in the center of the photo, with its head about an inch below the red stem.Such impressive adaptations like camouflage truly fill me with wonder. I can never get enough of it. Nature never ceases to amaze!