Unlike most moths that are nocturnal, the rattlebox moth, or more properly, the ornate bella moth, is active during the day. The larval host plant are members of the Crotalaria species, which explains the “rattle” in its name in Greek. According to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences: “The name Crotalaria originates from the Greek root “crotal” which means “a rattle”. It is the same root word as used in the genus name for rattle snakes, […]
How are cattle weighed? With a scale, of course. This entire, rather rustic, structure is a giant scale. Cattle are herded in and their weight can be read on an old analog readout just outside the structure at right at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
A relic of the old railroad running right up along the beach to Launch Pads 39A & B dates back to the Apollo days at Kennedy Space Center when the 20th Century journey to the Moon got an assist from a 19th Century innovation.