BUGS!

OK, so everyone that’s been to La Hesperia has seen them, although not always by choice. Today’s blog is all about the various creepy-crawlers that have been found around the reserve.

Tarantula near her den, which is under the foundation of the volunteer house, very comforting

Tarantula near her den, which is under the foundation of the volunteer house, very comforting

Giant butterfly. That tree is about the size of a telephone pole!

Giant butterfly. That tree is about the size of a telephone pole!

One of the many giant millipedes…..harmless….I think…..

A walking stick on a coffee plant, about a month ago

A walking stick on a coffee plant, about a month ago

 

Oh yes, the catapillers, we still have plenty of them….eveywhere

Probably the prettyist grasshopper out there…this one was hanging out in the bathroom of the volunteer house back in May

Tarantula Hawk looking for his next meal. Near the outdoor kitchen in July.

Tarantula Hawk looking for his next meal. Near the outdoor kitchen in July.

Always a favorite; the harmless looking caterpillar whose slightest touch feels like a thousand burning needles going into your skin

Always a favorite; the harmless looking caterpillar whose slightest touch feels like a thousand burning needles going into your skin

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