I’m fascinated with history, particularly when it has local relevance. A new contest from Iowa Valley Scenic Byway Coordinator Dora Bopp ups the ante by combining history with places that I treasure in Tama County, along with the added element of a mystery.
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UPDATE: Laura Jesse, entomologist with Iowa State University Extension, said while she is not 100 percent certain from the photograph, it appears the mystery caterpillar is what several of us suspected: a white-lined sphinx moth. “They have a lot of variability,” she noted, and sent along this link: http://bugguide.net/node/view/3071 Previous post: A Homegrown reader is […]