Thursday, June 23, 2011

Backyard Miami Nature

One of the fun things about going away on vacation is getting to see the local wildlife. Well, Nana has a whole new world to explore just in her yard.
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The kids found these caterpillars crawling on the fence. We put one in a container for a bit to be able to watch it.  We later found that it is called a polka dot wasp moth or oleander caterpillar.  You can see a picture of what it will become here.  Although they look intimidating, they are supposedly harmless unless eaten.  I think we're good.
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Nana also has lizards all over her backyard.  Little J caught one and we kept it for a short bit to watch too.


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