In late July, I discovered the largest live moth I've ever seen, roosting in our patio.
|Here it is with my teenage brother's hand for a better sense of scale.|
|My favorite picture: the moth and my blue-crowned conure, Merle.|
In late July, my brother found another giant, buggy friend: the eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus). We've seen these before - they're fairly common - but it's still always a treat to spot another one. My brother had a brief photoshoot with this one before releasing it.
He also took this lovely picture of a city mockingbird, back in February:
|Currently serving as my desktop background.|
|I've said it before, and I'll say it again: tedious, but fun!|
Hopefully we can all have more awesome nature sightings through the rest of the year.