Inch Worm on a Blackberry Leaf
On Monday, Aug 23rd, my mom came over and picked blackberries with us. While picking blackberries, my younger daughter found a little inch worm. Inch worms are caterpillars or larvae of geometer moths. The way they walk is so cute; they "inch" along. Here is a link to a picture which shows how they move: locomotion of the geometrid caterpillar.
They really seem to like blackberries (or maybe their leaves?) a lot, and we sometimes find a couple hiding amongst our picked berries. When we pick berries we try to be watchful of the little inch worms because we sure don't like the idea of accidentally eating one!
Here's the bowl of berries my daughter was filling up:
While I took that picture she glanced down in the bowl and saw this little inch worm. Sorry the picture is not more clear -- the inch worm is on her finger (her hands have blackberry juice on them from the berries she was picking!).
And here she is trying to get it to climb on a blackberry leaf so she could transfer it to a safe place back on the bush (the inch worm is down at the tip of the blackberry leaf):
And notice that the blackberry leaf she is holding in her blackberry juice-stained hands is in a heart shape. :) ♥
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And I wanted to post this picture for my little boy. Yesterday he handed me Clifford and said I should take a picture of him (for Guest Heart Thursday) because he's the color of a heart! I thought that was sweet. ♥