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Caterpillar October 24, 2013  |  By Wendy Merrick

I was strolling into work on the Sculpture Trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and had just stopped to take an early morning photo of Sleeping Indian (aka Sheep Mountain). It was luck that I spotted this spectacular caterpillar crossing the road as a car was coming its way. I was happy to save the future butterfly’s life…

This caterpillar is typically a bright green until its last stage of development, when it pupates, turns orange and still has the ring around its neck. A Western Swallowtail will emerge as a butterfly next spring. I hope that it flutters past me next May to remind me that life is ever-changing.

Wendy Merrick, Events Manager

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