Nature Walks – June

Seed To Seedling

“So come, get ready. Don’t delay! We’re on a nature trail today.”

-Maurice Pledger

A friend of mine who homeschooled her kids told me that after their daily lessons, she’d take the kids on nature walks, and I love that idea. It wouldn’t be a stretch for us to make it a habit, as we do all ready loosely do something of the sorts. Here are some fun things we have seen lately on the property.

Decorative caterpillarWe found this interesting caterpillar on a wild raspberry bush. I had originally guessed that the white things were the eggs of a parasitic wasp, but upon uploading the picture and seeing it on the computer, I can see that they are just part of the caterpillar’s fancy suit. Maybe they are meant to fool a parasitic wasp into thinking this caterpillar has all ready been parasitized? Or maybe they help it blend into…

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