Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wriggly and fuzzy

I checked on my dad's strawberries today. On a half-eaten leaf was a caterpillar! Caterpillars are almost cute, for bugs, but they are also creepy. Feeling no ill-will but wanting to spare the strawberry plant, I broke off the leaf cluster the caterpillar was on and dropped it off the upstairs deck out onto the lawn. I looked again, and there was another caterpillar on a stem! I broke off the stem below the caterpillar and again sent it wafting over the deck railing to the yard below. I hope they are willing to eat grass and don't come crawling over to the lower deck, where my flowers are.

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