We were heading south this week, out of the Pocono Mountains to Winchester, Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley where we met up with this big guy. I don't think I have ever met such a big caterpillar. I wonder if it bodes well or no for the coming winter?
We could see some of the trees giving it up for the summer already. It has been a hard, hot, dry summer in the Northeast this year and nature is ready to throw in the towel.