Posted on 2022-08-032022-08-03 by the_dr_blue08/03/2022 unexpected The greeneyes is starting to bloom in the backyard prairie! This grew from seeds that I put out a year, maybe two years, ago. Hmm… What is this brown lumpy thing on the butterfly milkweed? An exciting, dare I say unexpected, find by Paula… The Unexpected Cycnia moth caterpillar! I spotted this second Unexpected Cycnia caterpillar on a different plant a few inches away. Apparently they only eat milkweeds, so we are very pleased to find one in the orange butterfly milkweed section of the rainbow garden. It’s also our 150th yard species on inaturalist! A dead cicada. No fun buzzes but Briar hoped. Watermelon in the farm share this week. Yum!!
4 Replies to “08/03/2022 unexpected”
Wow that caterpillar is super cool! And your melon is stylish and sun protected.
Aren’t caterpillars fun? I love that one. Never seen it before. Happy you got it.
What an unexpected Unexpected Cycnia Moth! Lucky you! I’m envious. And it likes butterflyweed. Also so glad the Greeneyes has bloomed! That’s exciting too.
Very cool cat!