Species Identification ~ Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar

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Last Summer I found this big guy just chilling on the railing of my front door steps. A Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar. Caterpillars are bright green with yellow stripes and red and silver spots. They also have a brown “v” on their rears. They grow up to 3 1/2 inches long.

They are quite a remarkable species and so very cool. I found the shape and colour of the caterpillar very fascinating and could have observed him all day long!

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/polyphemus_moth.htm

I Walk for Wildlife!

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Not only does walking help lower your risk of heart disease and other health issues, but now you can walk to help raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Wildlife Federation. As Canadians, we are so lucky to be surrounded by so much beautiful wild spaces and wonderful species. And I want to keep it that way, I do not want to see any of my favourite species go extinct or any species at all really.

I introduce you to the Walk for Wildlife, a national campaign that encourages Canadians to get outdoors and experience the wildlife that makes Canada what it is! The campaign runs from April 10 – May 31 and the theme for this year is Wild Migrations. The campaign raises money and awareness for the Canadian Species suffering from loss of habitat that can hinder their natural migrations. This campaign features 20 different species that are at risk. To find out more about these species and how you can help visit http://cwf-fcf.org/nww/en/about/

I Walk for Wildlife, will you?