I discovered these beautiful pink, spikey buds and flowers growing near the woodline. As I was browsing through the bush to get the best angles I came across these very interesting “S” black caterpillar type creatures. A few times they struck their hind-end’s at the leaf, I think in an attempt to shoo me away. I have never seen these guys before. They were enjoying the leaves from this particular flower bush, though, and it seemed each one had their very own leaf all for himself!
I know we are also in for a treat with the locusts this year and took a few shots of the shells I found in and around one of our Dogwood trees. It’s really quite amazing how they are able to shed that without causing more than the small split down the back!