September weather was hot and dry. Jewelweed was in full bloom.
Juvenile Green Anoles still were easy to spot. Yellow-billed Cuckoos left for future warmer climates.
Spiders and fall caterpillars were abundant. I found a large Yellow Garden Spider with some tiny cousins visiting. I have not yet identified their species, perhaps one of the kleptoparasites.
I found a new-to-me caterpillar of the Io Moth. It looks like it has ferns growing on its back. The literature says these spines will inflict painful stings.
I came upon an interesting, bristly caterpillar hanging from its silk. My best effort at identification is the American Dagger Moth. I found a very small caterpillar that seemed to be dressed in a camouflage using pieces of flower parts. I believe this caterpillar belongs to the genus Synchlora.