Wednesday, September 11, 2013


We saw an unusual sight while in downtown Lviv yesterday. There was what seemed to be a hummingbird flying around a flower arrangement. We had never seen a hummingbird in Ukraine before and were amazed it was here. We looked up hummingbirds on the internet when we got home and learned that hummingbirds only live in the Americas. We examined our video and photographs more closely and noted that the creature had two antennas. We had definitely never seen a bird with antennas before, that's for sure. After further research we learned that we had seen a hummingmoth. It lives in warmer climates year round, but comes to Ukraine in the summer. What a remarkable animal!

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