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October: That Orange Thing

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Black swallowtail osmeterium
The orange thingy on the head of this black swallowtail caterpillar has a wonderful name: osmeterium. It’s a sense organ that comes out when a caterpillar is threatened. It may also spread smelly pheremones. Okay, so I just like the word osmeterium. We grow bronzen fennel and parsley to feed these creatures. Mostly they show up on the fennel.

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April Sayre

April Pulley Sayre is a photo-illustrator and award-winning author of over 65 books including Bloom Boom, Warbler Wave, Full of Fall, and Thank You, Earth.  Her read aloud picture books, known for their lyricism, playful voice, and scientific precision, have been translated into Korean, French, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic. Sayre’s ten photo-illustrated books include the classic Rah, Rah, Radishes and Raindrops Roll, which was both an ALA Notable and a NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book. Best in Snow received four starred reviews and was on many 2016 best book lists.  Learn more…


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