Welcoming Moth Month!

by John Mays

Greetings everyone. Welcome to the new Novare Science Blog hosted on the Classical Academic Press website! Prior to 2020, I shared ideas about science and education in the Novare Newsletter. Some of those old issues have now been converted to blog posts on the CAP site.

But beginning today, we have this new blog site just for Novare Science. I hope you will find some things you can use in your classroom or homeschool, as well as some thrilling insights and comments about Creation—this fascinating place we have called “God’s World, Our Home.”

This first week of June 2022 may turn out to be a moth extravaganza here in San Antonio, Texas. It’s very hot (over 100°F every day this week), but I guess the moths are like me and don’t mind it.

I’m fascinated at how well the coloration on moth wings can help them blend into their environment, a trait scientists call camouflage.

The stunning banded sphinx moth shown in the photo above isn’t very camouflaged on my front door, but when he decides to fly into a bush somewhere he will be all but invisible.

The sad underwing moth in the next photo is even more invisible! (By the way, he isn’t unhappy; sad is his name!) This moth is on the trunk of a large live oak tree in the garden behind my house. See if you can find him!