The Caterpillar Lab fosters greater appreciation and care for the complexity and beauty of our local natural history through live caterpillar educational programs, research initiatives, and photography and film projects. We believe that an increased awareness of one’s local environment is the foundation on which healthy and responsible attitudes towards the broader natural systems of this world is built.

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Follow-the-leader

April 29, 2017

Eastern tent caterpillars playing a nightmarish game of follow-the-leader:

 

Tent caterpillars are one of our favorite springtime species here at The Caterpillar Lab, but sometimes we just wish they would take better care of themselves for us!

 

Somehow this group of caterpillars got stuck following each other around in an endless loop - we had to step in and rescue them by breaking a twig and pointing them towards home... This really shouldn't be in the job description guys ;)

 

- Sam
TCL Director

 

 

 

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