a space invader

As long as we stick to our little corner of the American South, I don’t expect to be that surprised by what I see outside in the yard or down at the park.  I’m no naturalist, but I’m pretty solid at identifying squirrels, pine needles, and the average garden plant.  This little guy, however, spotted on the tree in our front yard threw us all for a bit of a loop.

We had seen a lot of wooly worms down at the park that day, so is this Casper, the Friendly Ghost Caterpillar?  He looked more to me like a novelty pompom gone bad, but I suppose that’s just too many trips to AC Moore kicking in.

Speaking of wooly worms though, the forecast at the Wooly Worm Festival in Banner Elk predicted a miserable looking winter.  Here’s hoping that this forecast applies just to the High Country and leaves the rest of us in the Piedmont alone.

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  1. Grammy said

    I think this wooly worm must have the last name Coward. Let’s call him WBC VI!

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