One of the main reasons I blog is to keep a record of the natural world around me. I always felt I should learn more about birds, plants, and insects. Today was one of those days when I learned something new.
I had come home from work and my wife greeted me on the porch. She pointed out a caterpillar on one of our potted impatiens.
We went inside and then did a Google image search for 'caterpillar identification'. After scrolling through a few dozen photos, I found out that this was a Pale Tussock Moth caterpillar.
In reading up on this caterpillar, I found out that it can cause rashes. Glad we didn't touch it.
We went for a walk. When we came back, it was gone. What a great little find. I saw something I had never seen before, I learned what it was, and I am able to share it with the blogosphere! Enjoy!