More Mysteries

The mystery blob is still floating near the edge of the beaver dam.  It’s way bigger than a basketball.  We still have no idea what it is, so I’m going to send a picture of it to my friend, whose husband Mike, may know. 

The other day when we were getting ready to go to town, this thing had climbed through the open window and was just laying there near the shifter.  No idea what kind of caterpillar it is or where it came from.  It was big, green and had strong suction cup feet.

Mystery caterpillar
Kinda looks like a little pickle, doesn't it?  That's Jim holding on to it.  I had to run the camera, that's why I didn't touch it.  Yup, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

And then there’s this thing.  I don’t know what the heck it is.  When it flies it looks like the outline of a star.  When it’s on a leaf or grass, it looks part dragonfly.   I’ve looked in my butterfly book and in my insect field guide and couldn’t find anything that looks like this.   Maybe I should send this picture to Mike too.


Want to see a tall flower?  This thing has got to be 8 feet tall.



Toodie said...

Hey we have those big ole worms here and when I first saw them well you could imagine what I said. They are tomato worms and some can get real big an fat! We picked buckets full ah couple years ago off the maters. Link....

The tall flower looks like wild black eyed susans and mine are maybe 6' high lol. Interesting star spider eh? Never seen one like that. Great post Cindy. Ya still havin a normal summer???? LOL!!! Maybe the dnr man would know about the blob in the water. maybe a fungi of some kind huh?

Elaine said...

Love the picture of Molly in front of the banner. That thing near the gear shift would have freaked me out!

So it wasn't a basketball after all eh? Let us know what you find out.

Admiral Hestorb said...

what a great mystery till Toodie solved it which I am glad she did. I don;t have any of those green pickle suckers on MY 'maters!!! (but I do have blight on 'em now)

I DO want to know what the big as a basketball thing is. Hope you find out soon.

CAROLDEE said...

YEP tomato worms and I HATE THOSE.. cousin used to get them and throw them on us to be hateful.. I just cringed at the thought of it... but HOW they got inside the truck..that is the mystery.. maybe one of your bird friends left you a present. LOL..

Never seen the spider thing.. wow you are coming up with some very new things this year eh..hope none of them find themselves INSIDE the cabin.. :S

Horst in Edmonton said...

Looks more like something in the dragonfly family, interesting bug. That sure is a tall flower. Your hubby can't even reach to the top.