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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Sep 14, 2011 7:28 AM CST
I am having a poky kind of day so I decided to go poke something or other

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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Sep 14, 2011 6:21 PM CST
This is a black swallow tail cat and they will whip out those at any sign of danger
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
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threegardeners
Sep 15, 2011 2:55 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby
Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Texas (Zone 8a)
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StephGTx
Sep 17, 2011 7:44 PM CST
Can't wait till I see one of those in my garden. Right now I have lots of GF cats though

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Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Sep 18, 2011 5:28 AM CST
This one was in the 3rd batch of eggs that where laid on my fennel.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
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gardengus
Sep 22, 2011 5:55 AM CST
So what are the bright colored antenna suppose to do , Smiling I think it just makes them look cutie.
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Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Sep 22, 2011 4:09 PM CST
I think it is a scare tactic.
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Oct 6, 2011 7:38 AM CST
Great photo, Wren!

Yes, I think the tactic is "you don't want to eat me! Don't I look fearsome? Also, I would taste yukky." Bright colors often mean poison, and although I don't think BST cats are poisonous to eat, I bet they'd taste bad... Have you noticed how those moist orange "horns" really stink? Like all the bad parts of parsley flavor, concentrated.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Oct 6, 2011 7:57 AM CST
How about the good ole wooly bear or wolly worm as they are called in some places....
Supposedly they foretell the upcoming winters.....Weird thing is that they are supposed to be black on either ends -- this one is all orange/red.... wonder what this means???

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"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Oct 6, 2011 12:57 PM CST
That means it's going to be a beautiful winter, with a little rain/snow in all the right places as needed...

Wren, I hope you're feeling less pokey!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Oct 7, 2011 7:40 AM CST
I hope so!!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Oct 10, 2011 4:53 PM CST
Thanks everyone, I think I need to stay away from doctors. Grumbling
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 13, 2011 8:33 PM CST
I have trouble with that one, Sandy! Seems like I'm destined to be around doctors. Osmetrium, only found in the swallowtail type of butterfly caterpillars. I've gotten a whiff of that stuff many times! Phew!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmeterium
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Oct 14, 2011 8:11 AM CST
Thanks, I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of that structure, and it was bugging me.
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 23, 2011 7:48 PM CST
Wow, I have a lot to learn for you folks .... I haven't heard of that before.

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