Every year, a few weeks into spring most people notice a familiar sight in the fork of certain trees. For me, spotting the nest typically meant I should look down at the ground and make sure I don't kill any caterpillar with my giant feet; but I took a different approach this year. I've always been interested in things on a microscopic scale because it's impossible to experience without help. Who doesn't like the rare and the beautiful? In a way, microscopic space is one of the ultimate luxuries human beings are able to experience, and why it continues to be a major focus of my artistic journey as a photographer .
Even if you do walk up to the tree, and look with all of your might, you will still fall short of experiencing the beauty of this system the Eastern Tent Caterpillar has developed. Within each nest are different layers of silk that provide varying levels of warmth and protection. If the caterpillar gets too warm, it can simply adjust its body temperature by heading to a different layer of the nest. When I processed the photographs, I could not believe the amount of caterpillars under a single nest!
Unfortunately, the sewage system is a bit, nonexistent.