Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fuzzy-Wuzzies

Every week or so,
I've been monitoring our milkweed plants
for caterpillars.
This is what I've found...


Nothing.





Same for the parsley.  Usually it's loaded with cats.
Last year, we found these beauties.


But out by the plumbago it was another story...





Isn't it funky?




Happily chomping away...





They are fat and fuzzy!





God sure makes some amazing critters.
I love that nature feels at home here.
It tells me I'm doing something very right
by gardening organically.




They are tickle-ish-ous!
I'd love to know what kind they are.
The closest thing I could find were salt marsh cats.









The info I read said that they tend to form
their cocoons on leaf beds, so I'll be checking.
I hope we get to see them
make their grand transformation!







11 comments:

  1. All God's critters are wonders to behold! That one looks like some sort of moth... and I think it looks like one I found a few weeks ago but never did see it again. Likely it is flying around here somewhere as yours will be in a couple of weeks. :-)

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  2. I dont seem to get the nice ones, I get the ones that eat everything or kill trees. But it is an amazing thing to go from a furry worm to a butterfly. Nature is amazing

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  3. Meems-If it's the one I think it is, it will be a moth. Enjoy the new fliers in your garden!

    Jane-It's quite the metamorphosis!

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  4. Don't you just love to see 'em chopping away?

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  5. Hi Daisy, I just discovered your blog, because you congratulated me on winning the pancake set at Petals and Sunshine. You have some work here and I look forward to exploring it more!

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  6. Heather-Arent' they amazing?

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  7. Oh how exciting!! Congratulations.

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  8. Green Bean-Yeah, we now have tons of these small white moths in the garden. Amazing!

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