Kai is frozen in time, he is beguiled by a Io caterpillar munching away at a bright green leaf, having its daily meal.
"Kai! what at you looking at?" says Nina to her brother.
For two weeks now, the pigeon pea tree on my back yard has become "the bed and breakfast" stay for hundreds of Io caterpillars. This area of my home garden is now the outdoors lab for a group of elementary students that come once a week to learn about gardening and ecology.
From tiny little orange color bugs, no bigger that a headpin, the Io caterpillars have growned 2 1/2 to 3 inches in length and their fr...