Showing posts with label wildlife. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wildlife. Show all posts

Monday, September 16, 2019

Touched By The Morning Dew ...

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”
                    ~ Bradley Millar
A Woolly Bear caterpillar – larvae of the Isabella Tiger Moth – is touched with the morning dew on a beautiful late October day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In describing the legend of the Woolly Bear caterpillar predicting the severity of the coming winter, The Old Farmer’s Almanac states the Woolly Bear caterpillar has 13 distinct segments of either rusty brown or black. The wider the rusty brown sections (or the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. The more black there is, the more severe the winter.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Young Doe Of Summer ...

“Dream no small dreams.”
  ~ Victor Hugo
   ~ 1802-1885
A sweet young white-tailed deer doe pauses to pose for a snapshot before running off into a beautiful early August evening at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.