I check the Spicebush leaves for signs of Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars. These caterpillars are builders! They fold over leaves and bind them with silk. This year, I spotted two Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars. Last year, I brought caterpillars indoors and enjoyed watching their transformation. They start off as a brownish color. Then, they grow much largerContinue reading “Spicebush Sorrow Tale”
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”― Confucius Despite the tattered wing, this Swallowtail flies. Seemingly unfazed, she drinks in the nectar of fragrant blooms as she flits from flower to flower. She is a living metaphor for resilience.
I am always eager to explore nearby hiking sites. Sometimes, I will look at Google Maps to discover green spaces. I came across a place called Hadwen Arboretum at Clark University. Although I have spent most of my life in Worcester, and even attended Clark University, I had never heard of Hadwen Arboretum. Obadiah HadwenContinue reading “Clark University’s Hadwen Arboretum”