If you didn’t know – I’m a bug lover. Bugs, butterflies, frogs, toads, I’ve even picked up the occasional garden snake in the garden. I used to feed the birds, but between the Coopers Hawks and the Eagles – they made me nervous to let Coco out.
Anyhoo, I noticed on Friday that there was some activity in this nest. I hadn’t paid too much attention to it, until I noticed the caterpillars out and about. From a little Internet research I think these are Eastern Tent Caterpillars, but I only think…I’m not 100% sure.
The bug site I was reading said if these are the dreaded Eastern Tent Caterpillars they should be eradicated, but they are so cute and fuzzy and since I’m not 100% sure – I decided to let them be.
I raised a school size Painted Lady Butterfly kit about a decade ago and found it to be great fun. When they were ready I took them to a secluded park and released them to hopefully multiply.