Look what I found in the greenhouse, innocently feasting on my newly sprouting Tilia Cordata (littleleaf linden).
My first instinct was to immediately remove and discard it outside the fence for the birds to find. I just can’t stand looking at caterpillars!
Luckily, I was able to calm myself. Enough to do a little research on it. Well, what do you know… it’s the caterpillar of a red-spotted purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis).
Come to think of it, I did see one or two last year in the garden. One must have gifted me a little egg. How sweet.
I’m keeping the little guy (or gal), so I can observe the metamorphosis up close and personal. Something to occupy my otherwise dull and depressing days in this difficult time. I hope you’re all doing well and staying healthy.
From Last Week’s Fiesta
“Here is a simple and adorable Easter project you can do at home with your little ones, to keep them from being antsy. They’re probably feeling all cooped up inside the house right now.” — Angie
“It’s wonderful to read about the foods from other cultures and this was one previously unknown to me. They look crisp and delicious.” — Liz
“Looks like I missed International Waffle Day, darn it! Nevertheless, I love this waffle taco idea, which I’m sure I can have any time, waffle day or not. Right?!” — Angie
“I am not a baker and I avoid carbs but this is on my weekend list to make.” — Liz
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