is a little white furry caterpillar feeding amongst the green chard
plants. He does not seem to like the red chard plants. And
even though he appears to feed both day and night, I think he belongs to a
It makes not the slightest bit of sense.
It is a myth I imagine. But I always have been content with the idea
that the furry caterpillars were moth children and I always understood
them to feed at night.
The Tomato Horn Worm belongs
to a Humming Bird moth. The Horn Worm is not furry and the Humming
Bird moth can be seen in full sun. Either the Humming Bird Moth is a
butterfly or my cherished theory is incorrect.
Sometimes though the truth of these
things is quite unimportant, because when amongst the vegetables I am the
most dangerous and ignorant being they know.
As well I am quite without
subtlety. Right next to the garden is what I grandly call the outdoor
stove. It channels carbon into the atmosphere sometimes, and plants I
am told, find carbon rich air motivating. But the stove is in full
view of the garden, and regularly the garden can see me plunging green
things into boiling water.
Damage done by a little white furry
caterpillar pails when compared to my own antics.