Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cecropia Moth Caterpillar

Caterpillar in Hand
Originally uploaded by Pictures by Ann
The Master Gardeners were at the Washington County Fair and had an interesting display with different caterpillars and plants.

Both Sophia and Olivia were fascinated with the cecropia moth caterpillar. This is one that I remember seeing when I was growing up - but much larger - in our backyard. I liked how colorful it was - all those little red and yellow bumps on its body.

Sophia wanted to hold the caterpillar and feel it walk on her hand. Olivia was more than content just watching the caterpillars eat leaves.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That caterpillar is cuuuute!

It makes me happy to see girls not afraid of holding a bug or letting it walk on their hand.

Right on! Bugs can be non-scary and cute too! =)