When I was a small kid my dad used to take the entire family into the nearby forest, showing us plants and animals. I still remember some of the creatures he introduced to us. That heritage is what I want to pass further to our kids, too.
Last summer our twin boys turned two. Just about the age when they start being able to focus on something they see, as long as it’s interesting enough. Caterpillars of hornworms are usually something kids like. Here’s some proof on how children react to real nature.
Caterpillars of the Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila elpenor) are commonly brown. Rarely, there’s green ones, too, like in the video and photos below.