Photograph of the Comet Moth or Madagascan Moon Moth (Argema mittrei). Taken at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, Long Island. It is native to the rain forests of Madagascar. These guys spend most of their lives feeding and preparing for adult hood to only live for about a week after transformation. Crazy!
A female has broader short tales compared to the male that has longer and narrower ones. Can you figure out which is which from the picture?
What is the importance of this, nothing really; except the fact that it got me thinking. We can learn so much from our children. From their fearless drive, continuous creativity, and desire to learn. You should always strive to be better, gain more knowledge, but children really bring that out. It is our jobs to teach and guide them.
We can go to the aquarium, park, zoo, wherever, and it is always a learning experience. Why, because their is so much to learn and each day it is seen in a whole new light. I am sure at an older age it will change but for now I will cherish this.
I used to come and snap photos without too much knowledge of exactly what I was taking a picture of. I just cared about getting a great shot. It is becoming much more. Being able to engage and explain the things to my son makes a great bonding experience. He doesn't get it all now but he enjoys it regardless. It makes me look forward to future things like homework and science projects. Things that will challenge us and make us work together for a solution.