Category Archives: caterpillars

Attraction: Like Butterflies on Scat

Posted on by Kathie Fife

When we think of butterflies, we envision them on beautiful flowers in our gardens, or on wildflowers in meadows bursting with a rainbow of color. We think of butterflies as pure, clean, delicate, feminine-like critters. But, butterflies are also attracted to minerals in scat, much as they are attracted to the nectar in flowers. The […]

White Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Caterpillars seem to be out in force this week.  A short walk in my yard led me to another interesting encounter with a peculiar looking caterpillar.  This one looks like a strange looking toothbrush (the three white tufts on the back). I had to look this one up.  I’ve seen it before, but not nearly […]

What caterpillar is that eating milkweed?

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Every year I allow a few milkweed plants to grow under my window in the kitchen. When it flowers it has a beautiful fragrance that comes through the house during early evening when there is a gentle breeze. I also like to attract butterflies, like monarchs, that rely on the milkweed family to lay their […]