Baby caterpillars being born!

Hiking Arbaney-Kittle I noticed what looked like caterpillars caught in a web. I stopped to see why there were so many in that one place then realized they were being born, struggling out of the web then getting bigger as they lay around close by. Some had made it to adjacent leaves but most were still on the web/cocoon. I watched a tiny one making his way out pausing to rest between his efforts and in the ten minutes I was there he made it almost all the way! You can see him on the right of the web in the second photo. Cycle of life – next to be a butterfly….

About Bronwyn

Hi. I moved to the Aspen area from Australia in 1997 and have a daughter born right here in Aspen in 2000. I teach skiing (for the past eighteen seasons) and am a Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Völkers Roaring Fork.. I love to ski, snowboard, horse-ride, raft, and hike with our dog Sheila. This valley offers so much and one day I may also take up golf or fishing!
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