Sunday, July 26, 2015

You Never Know What You'll Find

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your cute doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

You might think it gets boring around here. We hardly ever go anywhere. That's because our humans are what you call home bodies. They can't think of any place they'd rather be than home, with us doggies of course. They're also science geeks and nature watchers. One of their favorite sayings is, "If you chase after nature, it will surely run away. But if you sit quietly and wait for it to come to you, it will." Indeed, every day we find a new surprise, and today was no exception. 

This is a clear wing moth. It looked like a bumble bee and hovered like a hummingbird. 

Here it is next to a much smaller bumblebee. 

The wings looked like a blur!

It really liked the liatra flowers. We should grow some more next year!

We also finally saw some monarch butterflies on the milkweed plants. They didn't hang around for a photo session, though. Maybe in a few weeks, we'll have some caterpillars to look at! You never know what you'll find next! 


  1. My pawrents are the homebody types,Those are sum purdy flowers an nice bugs yu got there.

  2. My pawrents don't like to do much either but putter around the house and garden. We're going to have to go see if we can find such wonderful things in our yard.

    Abby ab

  3. Fantastic photo of the moth :)

  4. Over here we call them Bee Hawk Moths. Daddy's never seen one and is green wiv jellyness…he's seen a Humming Bird Hawk Moth but never one of these
    We haf rescued sum buttie pillar eggs from the willow tree when it got trimmed, Dad says they's mofties but I finks they's cattie pillars!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. We live with two homebodies too, Chester. But it isn't so bad. We get to go for nice walkies when it isn't so hot like today!!! And the cupboard is always full of tasty treats. We have some very entertaining critters that pass through or around our kingdom. And we just love being loved. Bet you and Joey feel the same way.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  6. Cool lookin moth! We got tons of dragonflies here, but momma keeps failin at gettin a picture.

  7. great pictures. It's hard to get good insect pictures, the darn things won't hold still!!


  8. Those moths like that freaked out Growlmy the first time she saw them, BOL!!
    They do whir like hummingbirds...

  9. We saw one of those clear winged moths yesterday too, Chester. Thank you for telling us what it was! Our peeps are homebodies too.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly