Monday, September 6, 2010

On the Trail of "Cats" at Highbanks Metropark

On a recent hike to Highbanks Metropark we came across this little caterpillar on the trail. What to do when you see a caterpillar on the ground.....

Look up. We then knew that there was a Catalpa tree above us and that the leaves had been fed upon by something - could our caterpillar have fallen from one of those delicious leaves?

We looked around for Catalpa leaves that we could access closer to the ground and look what we found:

They turned out to be Catalpa Sphinx Caterpillars! It pays to look up, down and all around when outdoors!

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