Monday, November 1, 2010
Oak Leaf Camo?
We placed the empty rind from a yellow watermelon on the deck before taking it to the compost pile and when I walked by a while later this guy was sucking up the juice. I thought it was just one of the 2.6 million or so leaves in the process of dumping from our big oak by the house until he flew away. I got the camera, hid behind the glass door, and he came back, along with a couple of his buddies. The upper sides of their wings are orange with brown spots. That would be a dead giveaway amongst all the brown leaves, so they kept them closed except when flying.