While perusing my lovely violas this afternoon, I happened upon this:
Yes, that would be a caterpillar EATING one of my violas. Now I know who’s been making breakfast, lunch, and dinner out of my flowers. I googled this little guy and discovered that it’s a Variegated Fritillary. The butterfly it will eventually become is ugly in my opinion, but I let it live because I’m nice like that. 🙂
In non-bug news, I have lots of strawberries growing on the strawberry plants in my strawberry planter. I need to get a net real soon, it appears, because I have a terrible blackbird/squirrel problem in my yard.
If I’m lucky, I’ll get to try an actual homegrown strawberry this year!