Around here, we have the Eastern Tent Caterpillar which spins these lovely webs all over -- sometimes hundreds in one tree. Last year, The Dormouse had great fun pointing them out where ever she saw them when we were driving in the car, but I don't think she ever got to actually see one up close as they are generally very high up.

This one is in a small tree outside her preschool and low enough for her to get a good look at. Every day when I drop her off, we must complete the ritual of stopping and checking on the "silkworms."

If there's one thing that having a child does for you, it's make you appreciate little things like annoying bugs and caterpillars that eat all your plants and see them in a whole different light.