Posted by: Memorizing Nature | May 5, 2013

Fuzzy Strategies

Photo by Elaine Medline

Photo by Elaine Medline

This is a Woolly Bear caterpillar, recently awakened from its frozen state by a warm, spring breeze. The thick bristles are called setae. Someday this crawler will grow wings and fly as an Isabella Tiger Moth.

Pussy willows look a lot like caterpillars. Also called catkins, the buds appear early and need to stay warm, so they clothe themselves in fur. Soon they will open as leaves.

Photo by Elaine Medline

Photo by Elaine Medline

Subscribers and other readers – this summer, Memorizing Nature will focus on photography and nature education, and not so much on poetry and prose. That’s because the author is currently working on a novel and all her writing energies are being spent on that project. The good news: although the posts will be brief, there will be more of them every month, so enjoy.

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