One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Caterpillar joins cleanup project
Amanda, Neal, and I worked at the intersection of bed 3 and 5 in China Valley this past Tuesday and Wednesday. We took up where Betty and Eugenia had left off last year. They started at the path and went about ten feet back and covered maybe 30 linear feet of path including the curve. The three of us worked from their area back into the winderness. It had been, without doubt, the most loosely maintained part of China Valley. It's hard to understand, much less explain, how areas like that happen and continue. It doesn't matter cause it's beautiful now. I found this caterpillar on a Corylopsis just as we were finishing up. I have no idea what it is but it has some impressive black and white bristles on it's posterior end.