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Edna Woodward, Contributor
Full name:
Edna Woodward
City, state, country:
josephine county oregon

im a 56 year old woman, and i have allways loved nature, i have been feeding and raising monarchs for many years, but 2 years ago i found 2 caterpillers who changed things for me. one was a baby 3rd instar, ceanothus silkmoth, and the other was a poor sad parasited elegant sheepmoth caterpiller. thats when i found bug guide and WLSS, and i was hooked, on big moths. now i am out half the night every night looking at the wonders.