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11-06-2021, 12:53 PM
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Re: Curiosity

Also moths are nearly always seen at night, fluttering around a light. Perhaps people feel more vulnerable at night.
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11-06-2021, 01:00 PM
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Re: Curiosity

When I was at primary school, our teacher got us to collect caterpillars from gardens so that we could put them in a glass tank and watch their progress in class. Some turned into butterflies, some turned into moths but it taught us not the fear these lovely creatures.

However, I do remember us kids spotting a very large Hawk Moth. We thought it might have been one of those 'dangerous' types that we had seen on the news so we caught it, put it in a jar and took it to the local police station, where the Sergeant 'dealt with it' - hopefully he let it go.
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12-06-2021, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by The Artful Todger ->
I'm the same. Definitely learned behaviour from my mother.
Yes, I'm convinced it is - my daughter also has this fear, learned from me. I was discussing this with her last night and she said that butterflies often settle with their wings wide open, showing all their beauty in the daylight, giving the sense of an open hearted and friendly creature.

Moths, on the other hand, flutter about in the dark of night and settle with their wings half closed as if they have something to hide, suggesting something secretive and sinister. I think she may have something there.
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12-06-2021, 08:33 AM
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Re: Curiosity

If you go down to Willow Farm
To look for butterflies, flutterbyes, gutterflies
Open your eyes, it's full of surprise
Everyone lies like the fox on the rocks
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12-06-2021, 10:48 AM
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What a brilliant descriptive word !
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What a brilliant descriptive word !
Which one, Muddy?
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13-06-2021, 10:30 AM
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Which one, Muddy?
"Curiosity", put on here by the Silver Tabby!


And what does curiosity do to cats.........?

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13-06-2021, 11:11 AM
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Why is it that some people who love watching Butterflies fluttering about - have a fit of the vapours if a Moth flies anywhere near them?
I'm one of them - or almost, for me, it's Butterfly - lovely. moths - yuk!
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13-06-2021, 12:17 PM
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Re: Curiosity

Moths are misunderstood by many, some of them are really beautiful and equal to any butterfly ...
I often see a number of these in the local nature reserve

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildl...identify-moths

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13-06-2021, 12:35 PM
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Re: Curiosity

Originally Posted by Meg ->
Moths are misunderstood by many, some of them are really beautiful and equal to any butterfly ...
I often see a number of these in the local nature reserve

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildl...identify-moths

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I have some Evening Primsose I grow for the Moths.
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