I love to travel and to explore new places. Now that we live in a new state, we take advantage of our new home base to explore new environments. This weekend, we drove over to Humboldt County where we enjoyed two nights on the coast.
Saturday morning, we drove out to Arcata Marsh for a bird walk. We enjoyed talking with the locals about the resident and migratory birds. We took advantage of their spotting scopes to see many of the birds in more detail than our naked eye or small binoculars would allow.
What surprised us, however, was the diversity of caterpillars. They were everywhere! I had a hard time focusing on birds when I was encountering caterpillars at every turn.
We observed them on the foliage as well as meandering across the pathway. It was indeed a successful morning. I can’t wait to journal about our discoveries and sketch these beauties.