Tag Archive | Metamorphosis

Delightful Discovery Part 2

It is not long before one of the queen caterpillars spins a wad of silk on a twig and attaches its last set of pro-legs to the silky sac.   Hanging like a bat, the caterpillar sheds its skin and transforms into a lime green pupa called a chrysalis. It is in this chrysalis that the […]

Warning! This is Gruesome and Nauseating!!!

Eastern gray squirrels are frequent visitors to our backyard bird feeders here in central Florida.  One day in early August, a squirrel appeared full of what I thought were cancerous growths on its body. The growths were large, dangling enlargements that protruded an inch or so from the pelt of the squirrel. Despite its “diseased” […]