Nature Downtown

I spent some time downtown today around Castle Hill and noticed a bunch of fluff on some of the plants there. Presumably some sort of aphid (or relative), but I’m not sure what at this point. This evening I noticed a hawk moth on the grass up at Keet Gooshi Heen, the first one of … Read more

Grebes and a Caterpillar

At least three still-downy Pied-billed Grebes were hanging out on Swan Lake waiting to be fed by parents. Also today, Connor found a green caterpillar crawling on the sidewalk. He brought it home and we were going to try to find it a food plant, but discovered it just wanted to bury itself in dirt, so we left it in a small bucket of dirt inside a rearing cage on the porch to see what might emerge.

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