Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Walking the Greenway~

Howdee all,

Jeff and I took our daily walk at the Greenway, Nick Creek Section~ Aberdeen.

Sans Binoculars…seems that’s been happening a lot lately.

(Barb Padgett..did you see that? ^^)

Greenway_001The leaves are falling in NC now…

Greenway_009Oaks seem to be holding onto theirs longer.

Greenway_010We heard and saw many birds and wished we had our Bins with us.

Oh well…. Greenway_012We did come across this sweet little Fox Squirrel.

Actually its not that little ~(Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America.

 Greenway_004I didn’t know what kind of squirrel it was until I googled~ squirrel with black face and white nose.

I came up with a few hunting blogs and website with photos of dead Fox squirrels.

They are hunted in many states.

Not much of a sport in my opinion, when this one saw me it stood like this for a few minutes checking me out.


On the last leg of our walk…and the last leg of my camera battery, I was able to take one photo of this moth.

Eastern Buck Moth

A beauty!


My facebook friends Identified this moth for me…Got to Love Social Media! Check out our conversation below.


  • Penny Dinneen Hillemann Handsome!

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:31pm · LikeReply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine It was very fuzzy wuzzy.

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:34pm · Like · 1Reply

  • Lorri Freedman Looks like a Buck Moth. I think.

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:34pm · Unlike · 3Reply

  • Gila Shoshannah gorgeous! I think Lorri's right. Saturnid for sure.

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:36pm · Unlike · 2Reply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Ok I am reading about the Buck Moth now..sounds right..we are in the Sandhills .lots of scrub oak.

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:38pm · Like · 2Reply

  • Gila Shoshannah as we can see from the leaves:)

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:40pm · Unlike · 2Reply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine A very beautiful Moth. It didnt move..

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:41pm · Like · 2Reply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Lorri: Thanks Lorri Freedman, any idea why it didnt move? I could have picked it off of the grass.

    Saturday, November 17 at 7:59pm · Like · 1Reply

  • Anna Fasoli wow never saw one of these before!

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:06pm · LikeReply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Anna: Isnt it a beauty

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:07pm · Like · 1Reply

  • Mary Ann Barnett It looks like a beautiful Buck Moth Dawn Simmons Fine! They fly late in the year.

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:11pm · LikeReply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Mary: why did it not move? any ideas?

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:11pm · LikeReply

  • Gila Shoshannah cold and conserving energy? What time of day? Perhaps it was waiting for the sun to warm it up a bit?

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:12pm · Like · 1Reply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Gila: afternoon..temps in the 60s

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:13pm · Like · 1Reply

  • Lorri Freedman Dawn, It might have just emerged from it's cocoon. It could sit for quite a while letting it's wings dry. It looks like it's in perfect condition, so that's probably it. That's when moths and butterflies alike are most vulnerable.

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:13pm · Like · 1Reply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Lorri: Oh yes..It was very fresh looking.I didn't see the antennae

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:15pm · LikeReply

  • Gila Shoshannah again, Lorri is likely to be right!

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:23pm · Unlike · 2Reply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Lorri:Thanks!

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:29pm · Edited · LikeReply

  • Lorri Freedman :) Any time.

    Saturday, November 17 at 8:34pm · Unlike · 1Reply

  • Kevin Rushton It's way cool whatever it is:)

    Saturday, November 17 at 10:19pm · Unlike · 1Reply

  • Mark Lynch Moth, possibly a species of Buck Moth. Need to check the new guide.

    Sunday, November 18 at 4:00am · Unlike · 1Reply

  • Matt Pelikan Hemileuca maia, perhaps.

    Sunday, November 18 at 6:45am · Unlike · 2Reply

  • Craig Glenn Looks like an oak leaf to me. ~grin~

    Sunday, November 18 at 9:44am · Unlike · 1Reply

  • Dawn Simmons Fine Put your cheaters on Craig Glenn ;)

    Sunday, November 18 at 9:45am · LikeReply

  • Craig Glenn Oh damn! That's cool!!! LOL

    Sunday, November 18 at 9:54am · Unlike · 1Reply

  • Barbara Martin So wonderful

    Monday, November 19 at 4:44pm (18 hours ago) · Unlike · 1Reply


    That’s all for now from Carthage, NC.

    Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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