I am giving a program on caterpillars and their intricacies next Sunday, June 8th, at 2 pm at the Cleveland Metroparks' Rocky River Reservation, in the beautiful Rocky River Nature Center. It is free and open to all. Details can be found RIGHT HERE.
Birds probably drive much of the evolution of this sort of fantastic mimicry. Without caterpillars, we could kiss most of our songbirds goodbye. In spite of caterpillars' astonishing ability to hide, birds and other predators find and eat the vast majority.
If you can make the Rocky River Nature Center next Sunday, I'll look forward to seeing you. Following the talk, uber-birder and naturalist Jen Brumfield and I will lead a walk around the grounds looking for anything and everything for those interested. Again, CLICK HERE for all of the details.