Crow’s Nest: Sharp eyes

June 29, 2011

The kids at camp have sharp eyes for the little critters that underpin the food web but usually go unnoticed. This is a Definite Tussock Moth caterpillar (Orgyia definita) and that name is not a measure of my confidence in identification—that’s its name.

Only a few feet away and a few minutes later we spotted this cecropia moth:

And along the creek damselflies flit among the plants: