Monthly Archives: July 2016

Fred Bodin’s Birthday Today

Fred was someone you will never forget and even though you didn’t know it was his birthday today I bet you thought of him in the past week. His voice I can hear like it was yesterday, why Shaggy was Shaggy, Cape Ann Tool chimney, and stuff.

I did a google for Fred and it is amazing how many hits and images. But when we both convinced ourselves, “if you do it, I’ll do it”, and we showed up for Felicia’s party in Tuxedos, is my favorite. Shaggy front and center.

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https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/please-welcome-new-official-contributor-fred-bodin/

CECROPIA MOTH CATS

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Cecropia caterpillar on the move 🌻

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Don’t you love the colors of the third stage, or instar, of the Cecropia Moth caterpillar? Only about an inch and a half long in the photo, in the final fifth instar, before it pupates into a cocoon, the caterpillar will be as large as a large man’s thumb.

Cecropia moth Caterpilla mid instar. copyright Kim SmithIn its second instar in the above photo, the caterpillar resembles the developing birch flower catkins. This is an evolutionary form of mimicry against predation by birds. Cecropia Moth caterpillars eat not only the foliage of American White Birch trees, but also other species of birch trees, apple, ash, beech, elm, lilac, maple, poplar, Prunus and Ribes species, white oak, and willow.

Cecropia Moth caterpillar early instar copyright Kim SmithFirst instar Cecropia Moth Caterpillars

Thank you so much again to my friend Christine for the gift of the Cecropia moth eggs. 

One Hour at a Time Gang Clean Up

Good beautiful afternoon all:

 

Hope everyone is enjoying this gift of a summer.

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When:                  Saturday, July 30, 2016

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

Where:                 Magnolia Avenue, we can park at the end of Klondelin Road

 

I have bags..

 

Thanks all

 

 

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