I hope I didn't offend anyone by holding this dragonfly for a very, very quick photo opp. to share with the forum. I quickly released him after that. This was the first time I held a bug in my adult life, last time was when I was a child.
This message has been edited by Elle-MI on Jun 3, 2011 3:15 PM
I can see the snake but a caterpillar??? ha ha I've seen one flying around here this spring & last year had lots of them & many different kinds. Most of the time they were flying so didn't get many photo opportunities. He's pretty cool!!!
I was traumatize by caterpillar when I was little.
A big fat green caterpillar dropped from a tree and landed on my cousin feet. She freaked out and swatted it, green gooey slime splatter everywhere. I almost passed out.
I'm trying to get pass my fear of them, since I love butterfly.
Sounds gross. I can't squish bugs either, especially if they crunch. If I find a spider in the house, I capture it & throw it outside. Ants are another story. Hope you get over your fear. The world is a better place with Butterflies. Saw a few lately but hopefully things will dry out & pick up soon.
I’m slowly working on it. Just the other day, I was watering phlox and I didn’t notice a caterpillar got onto the garden hose nozzle, so I dropped the hose(not knowing) and hurtled the poor fella. I putted it back onto the phlox. I hope it was a butterfly caterpillar I was trying to help and not the one which just eating my flowers, yike.
Green darner, Anax junius. No, I'm most certainly not "offended" by seeing someone merely handling an insect. I no longer collect [except for controlled, captive-rearing], but will readily pick up many bugs [unless they sting] for close-up examination before letting go.