Sunday, June 28, 2009

Step Away from the TOMATOES!

I haven't had a tomato snatched for 2 nights now so maybe the blockade I made is working. However, this morning I went out and found a tomato hornworm hanging around! They really are cool looking though so I let him munch a bit while I took pics, then left him there until Jake woke up so he could see him "live".

Aha! I learned how to use the macro setting on my camera. No more blurry pics - well for small things anyway. Oh,but wait, he's not small. know what I mean!

Anyway, I got sidetracked by some black swallowtail cats and totally forgot to fling this guy into oblivion. So by the time I remembered he'd actually made it to a tomato and had a little snack. It was a small unripe one. I cut the rest off and gave it to the bunny who happily finished it off.

So, check out one of my cats! I'm so excited about them:

There are two others in there, enjoying the Savory. Can we bring in the cocoon (or chrysalis or whatever the correct term is) and hatch the butterfly? I guess I'll have to google that. It would be interesting


  1. Good for you! I squished a hornworm today, too. I just use my hands. ha! That 2nd caterpillar is beautiful!

  2. Great pics! You *can* bring the caterpillars inside and raise them. You just need to have a few host plants for them. They're actually pretty easy to raise from what I was reading...