Cathy and I managed to get in a 4-mile road walk today. I carried 33 pounds. The humidity is really up there, but we did it at a 3 mph pace. It didn't feel great, but I did it.
Some nifty sightings along the way. Cathy saw the one sandhill crane far out in the field, but when I opened the picture, there are two!
I thought this was a northern harrier, it was so light colored, but it appears to just be a red-tail hawk.
We saw two of these caterpillars. Both were trying to cross the road. Not a good way to make it to adulthood! Bugguide tells me it's the Dusky Hooded Owlet, Cucullia intermedia, which feeds on wild lettuce plants (which like to grow on roadsides) and will become a fairly boring gray moth.
And for the big finale, there is a Monarch chrysalis hanging right on the corner of her house. Love the way some of the spots look like jewels. This one is smaller than some I've seen, only an inch long, although I looked up the normal size, and it's about right.
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