29 January, 2013

Dawn (again!) and Wee Beasties

How can I not take pictures of dawn when it is so spectacular?  
I found a group of newly hatched, tiny, caterpillars on one of our mango trees.   I think these wee beasts grow up to be big, leaf-crunching beasts.  I am trying to rear them to see what they turn into.   I'll try to ID them.  In the meantime, I am keeping them supplied with fresh mango leaves.  The one below is already 2 or 3 times as big as was when I found them.
Look at those wild hairs!
 More as they grow...
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  1. Wet windy and cold over here in our part of the world, it must be paradise for you both.

    1. It is paradise for us. You sure make your part of the world look like paradise in all sorts of weather!

  2. That first shot is pretty spectacular Wilma.
    And what a hairy caterpillar.

    1. Thanks, Keith. I was really taken with the sun's rays going down to the water, up into the sky, and through the gap in the clouds. It was gorgeous. The caterpillars are still hairy and getting bigger by the minute!


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