One day, Mr Chiots and I were sitting out back under the maple tree taking a break and we noticed this little guy walked across a log.
I grabbed my camera to take some photos so we could i.d. it. A quick google search leads us to believe it is the caterpillar of the white-marked tussock moth. From what I read, they defoliate trees and the birds love to eat them.
They’re rather interesting little caterpillars, so intricate with so many different kinds of hairy tufts.
This is one of the things I love about gardening, you get to see so many interesting thing, particularly insects. Check out this spider I spotted the other day. I told Mr Chiots that I found Shelob in the garden. It had a grasshopper all rolled up in it’s web.
You just never know what you’re going to see when you head out into the garden every day!
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