Field Notes: In Prospect (plus haiku)

Willow, weep.
Grackle, advance.
Cocoon, open…. This is somewhat similar to the one I saw last week, but attached to a lamp post instead of suspended from a twig. Also, it’s darker. This one is just as big, though, just over an inch long, half or more wide. A big fat moth? What do you think? Should I bring it home to hatch it out? (Another mouth to feed! Or not, some adult lepidoptera don’t eat.) Word of the day, btw: holometabolism, or complete metamorphism, the four-stage process undergone by butterflies and moths and some beetles, ants, bees, wasps, flies, even fleas.

Willow reflection
marred by piece of floating junk
— humans in the wild

2 Responses to “Field Notes: In Prospect (plus haiku)”

  1. 1 Melissa March 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Very nice post & haiku. But do be careful of that cocoon. It looks like a small test model for the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Be forewarned.

  2. 2 mthew March 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    But I feel…perfectly bland now.

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