Friday, July 1, 2016

Something new!

As I was going about my chores just now I found a small caterpiller dashing across my cage room floor. I immediately took it outside and put it down but then wondered just what kind it was. It's beautiful, as you can see, with the red and blue coloration. I looked it up on Google and found out it's a Mourning Cloak caterpiller. They are found in North America and favor a variety of trees, none of which grows on my property let alone in my cage room.

One of the trees listed is the American Elm. I do have Siberian Elm here and luckily I put it down quite near them. I hope it makes it long enough to become a butterfly, they are quite stunning.

1 comment:

  1. Now we can add "Butterfly Lady" to your truck. :-)