Saturday, August 16, 2008
HELPING A YOUNGSTER CROSS THE ROAD
My friend and I were driving down the county road when we spotted something bright lime green in the middle. We stopped for a closer look, and it was one of those happy times when I hadn’t forgotten my camera. I took a couple of shots – one of the caterpillar alone, and then dropped the aspen leaf in for size reference. Then we eased the little fellow onto a sheet of paper and transported him safely to the nearby bushes. When I got home, I looked through my butterfly/moth book and online, and decided he (do caterpillars even have a gender?) must be a Cecropia moth in training. But I know there are a lot of butterfly and moth experts out there in Blogland, so please do correct me if this is something else.
Before shots by D. Godin
After shot from from www.naturemoncton.org