|African Emperor Moth caterpillar|
as photographed by my friend Lillian Reddy
I thought I would share this most exciting caterpillar my friend found in her garden last weekend. Actually there were hundreds of them, all dropping down from the trees to burrow underground for the winter, where they will transform into African Emperor Moths. I have never seen one before, but I immediately wanted to whisk it off to the imaginary garden. Isn't it spectacular?
Of course, it will have a long sleep now and emerge with wings come our September Spring. Although I have a long wait, I know that many must be seeing signs of Spring all around them, a very exciting time for poets.
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