Friday, March 2, 2012


Pyrrharctia isabella, the Isabella tiger moth.
This morning while weeding around the "chicken coop" I lifted a rock, he was hiding under it.  This winter has been extremely mild.  It seems he was a good prognosticator.

The rock he was under is located in front of the old chicken coop which is now my potting shed.

I looked up who his mommy was and I can say I haven't seen many of them around.  I guess that is why I don't see many of the caterpillars. I visited the following site:

I did find out that my garden is not endangered by his presence.  This week the temps are to stay at or above freezing.  We will be very lucky indeed if the St. Louis area gets by without one of their famous ice storms. 

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