It's interesting to see how much dew collected on the first Winter Moth, apparently without affecting its health or happiness (pic below). Moths' wings must have a similar effect to bird feathers and sheep wool, shrugging moisture off rather than absorbing it.
Finally, here is a Christmas message from my moths:
|Sorry, I used did this|
drawing for another
poetic effort on the
blog three Christmases
ago but I haven't time
to do a new one
But you won't see many of us
It's not that we mind this time of the year
Or get fed up with the fuss.
No. The Creator with infinite skill
Has designed our lives this way:
We're eggs or pupae now and we will
Remain asleep 'til the day
When the morning sun brings warmth once more
And birdsong fills the skies
Then like the babe in the manger poor
We'll return, take wing and arise!
Have a great time!