Meet the Stinging Saddleback Caterpillar- This beautiful creature, named for the incredible markings on its back, was found chomping on our black currant bush. Wow...Nature is really a master of patterns and design.
And even though other caterpillars look ominous, I have handled countless without incident....until today! All it took was one touch to learn that caterpillars can cause a painful sting (even deadly in some cases).
Live and learn.