A pale tussock moth in Kathmandu (Observation Note)

Day 1 - June 29 | First sighting of the tussock caterpillar It all started a couple of weeks ago. I saw a funny caterpillar in my garden. Caterpillars are usually boring, munching on leaves and flowers, and eating and eating and pooping and eating and eating. This particular one was running around like crazy,… Continue reading A pale tussock moth in Kathmandu (Observation Note)

Drawing Lessons #11 Single-panel cartoon – Honeydew

Lately, the cucumbers and green beans in my vegetable garden have been suffering from aphid infestation. They're everywhere! So yesterday evening I was searching for ways to control them. After a few minutes I got sidetracked and instead found myself watching videos on ants, aphids, and honeydew. Aphids secrete a substance called honeydew after feeding… Continue reading Drawing Lessons #11 Single-panel cartoon – Honeydew

Monstera and bagworm – Casefile #1 (Gardening)

I started taking care of a monstera recently. I wanted an indoor plant and it needed a cozy space to recuperate, so it was a perfect arrangement for both of us. Although its leaves had wilted due to prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, the stem is green and healthy. So it is just a matter… Continue reading Monstera and bagworm – Casefile #1 (Gardening)

Butterfly butterfly! (Observation Note)

Written: December 1 2020 | Published: February 13 2021 Between mid-September and mid-October 2020, I had the opportunity to observe the different developmental stages of a swallowtail butterfly. It was a fascinating experience that started when I first saw some caterpillars that looked like bird droppings in my citrus plants. They kept on feeding and… Continue reading Butterfly butterfly! (Observation Note)