Isn't that an absolutely beautiful sight to see? Am I a crazy person to get high off of caterpillar sightings? Crazy or not, I'm happy as a lark about it! (An aunt of Trapper's heard about my enthusiasm on this subject and remarked "once a teacher, always a teacher" she's right about that. If I was still teaching Kindergarten right now, you KNOW I'd have several jars in my classroom!) As it is, we collected two fine specimens to feed and observe from home.
Here they are with one of my new favorite Caterpillar books Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr illustrated by Lois Ehlert.