I put the photos in my Camera Critters (link in sidebar) post last night, but was so sleepy, that I went to bed, then forgot that I hadn't finished. I'm going to post them now, because I wanted to show my monarch caterpillar photos.
It's good for Heidi and I to be out in the yard as often as we can.
This sweet looking bunny down the road would really like to be eating one of my plants. I don't buy that innocent look about it.
I forgot this photo, too.
So, this is what I saw a few days ago. Do you know what that little insect is next to the caterpillar? When I saw this scene, the caterpillar looked like it might be dying. Maybe it was just getting ready to pupate. Those in the photos I've seen online look healthier, though.
I wondered if it had a wound, but when I looked it up, found that the silk gland is around where the bend is.
Later in the day, I checked on it, and it had straightened out. I was very disappointed later in the evening, when it was no longer there.
I think I am going to order a couple protective covers for future caterpillars.
Since I am posting again, I'll include a few photos of a wren that I took this morning when I walked out and heard it singing so loudly. I think it was happy the rain was easing up a bit. This light, built by my father-in-law, does not work anymore. It's over 10 feet high, and will be covered with morning glories in the summer.
May we all find reasons to sing this week!
Oh, and I have 2 more daylily blooms from the same plant that had the katydid on it, and one of them has one on it. The damage is visible. I'll have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't all have insects on them. They didn't last year.