Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I'm always fascinated by the little creatures that visit my garden. 

I see you can you see me?
Actually this is not from my garden, but a garden at Fanshawe Pioneer Village
A colourful little salamander in my hoophouse, note his tail is cut off, but he is growing a new one.
Again not my garden but Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Tiger swallow-tailed butterfly I think.
A millipeed - you can almost see his many little feet. Do they got corns, gout or athlete's foot, I wonder?
Not sure what he will become.
Another unknown, feasting on my carrot leaves.
Another visitor in the hoophouse.
And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.


  1. The fuzzy white caterpillar with the black stripe is a Hickory Tussock moth caterpillar. I only know this because I saw one at our place a couple of days ago and searched online to identify it. We have hickory trees so no surprise. Its hairs are poisonous and can give a bad rash. And it looks so cute!

  2. Interesting. I had heard not to touch them as they were somewhat noxious. There seems to be quite a few of them around these days.

    Thanks for the info.

  3. What interesting Critter you have! Lovely photo's, thank you for sharing them. It was nice to see a Salamander :) Mo

  4. I like the little frog best. Whenever I see one of those cute little tree frogs in our yard, I act like an excited two-year-old.

  5. Love these! I saw one of those white fuzzy caterpillars the other day. Glad Jenny identified it! Poor salamander, looks like he had a close shave!


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