Today I participated in the caterpillar walk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Sam Jaffe, who founded and runs The Caterpillar Lab in Keene, NH, led the walk and shared his secrets for finding caterpillars in their native habitats. He brought several Cecropia Moth caterpillars with him, which he released onto a tree during the walk.
I can't remember all of the identifications, so forgive me for posting photos without IDs.
Cecropia Moth Caterpillar
Sometimes we found other insects, like this crab spider eating a bee.
Sam Jaffe, the "Caterpillar Man"
showing us his first find!
(commonly mistaken for a caterpillar)
Hickory Tussock Moth caterpillar (if I remember correctly)
Red Humped Moth Caterpillar
Red Humped Caterpillars alongside casings of the
parasitized remains of dead Red Humped Caterpillars
Oak Petiole Galls
Cecropia Moth Caterpillar, released into the wild
White-Faced Meadowhawk dragonfly
Slug Moth caterpillar
White-Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Northern Flatid Planthopper
Gray Tree Frog (I know; it's green.)
Sam found this tree frog on a sapling, but enough people took closeups that it jumped onto the side of a nearby boulder to escape.
Brugmansia cv. Sublime
(seen in the botanic garden)
After I returned home, I found the following around my own yard.
Evening Primrose Moth
(resting inside Evening Primrose)
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth
Great Spangled Fritillary