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Hovering Moths

May 10, 2017
Nessus Sphinx Moth
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren, via Wikimedia Commons

There are several species of moth in South Carolina that hover like hummingbirds when feeding.

Raptors don't always eat all of their prey.  

A Killdeer with its nest and eggs.
Mykola Swarnyk, via Wikimedia Commons

Killdeers sometimes make their nests--not much more than depressions in the ground--in some risky places.

A Smelly Import

May 5, 2017
Starfish Stinkhorn Mushroom
Mike Young - Creative Commons Wikipedia

The Starfish Stinkhorn mushroom was introduced into South Carolina from Australia.

Cecropia Moths

May 4, 2017
A Cecropia Moth
Linda Tanner [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Not often sighted in South Carolina, the Cecropia Moth is spectacular.