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Red Admiral Butterfly. When handling such a creature please be careful as not to touch the wings. The natural oil on your hand will remove the powdery coating on the butterfly’s wing and it will not be able to fly.

Red Admiral Butterfly. When handling such a creature please be careful as not to touch the wings. The natural oil on your hand will remove the powdery coating on the butterfly’s wing and it will not be able to fly.

ɛïɜ Spun Glass Caterpillar ~ Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri has dozens of glittering, almost frosty-looking, spines radiating from its body. Don't be tempted by its beautiful crystalline gaze, though. Those puppies do sting! ɛïɜ

ɛïɜ Spun Glass Caterpillar ~ Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri has dozens of glittering, almost frosty-looking, spines radiating from its body. Don't be tempted by its beautiful crystalline gaze, though. Those puppies do sting! ɛïɜ

It may look cute and cuddly, but this caterpillar is the most poisonous one in the United States. It has spines between its hair that can cause a painful reaction on the skin… or death, depending on what tries to eat it.

It may look cute and cuddly, but this caterpillar is the most poisonous one in the United States. It has spines between its hair that can cause a painful reaction on the skin… or death, depending on what tries to eat it.

April 2010 Watched this Luna Moth fill-out after it emerged from its cocoon...looked like a weird worm at first!  Was amazing!

April 2010 Watched this Luna Moth fill-out after it emerged from its cocoon...looked like a weird worm at first! Was amazing!

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WASP

Indigo Bunting-  I was lucky enough to spot one of these while visiting my mom in Yadkinville NC

Indigo Bunting- I was lucky enough to spot one of these while visiting my mom in Yadkinville NC

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar - If you love monarchs, try growing butterfly weed (in the south.  In the north try milkweed).  yes, they'll strip some of the plants bare, but in 2010 we had over 40 caterpillars and gave some to the school, some to neighbors, and kept some, to watch them turn into crysalises and then butterflies...it was truly amazing!

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar - If you love monarchs, try growing butterfly weed (in the south. In the north try milkweed). yes, they'll strip some of the plants bare, but in 2010 we had over 40 caterpillars and gave some to the school, some to neighbors, and kept some, to watch them turn into crysalises and then butterflies...it was truly amazing!