This was a caterpillar was one of several different types at The Bug House a few summers ago. He became my object of affection that day. I am constantly fascinated by insects and how they adapt and transform according to their surroundings. Every spring and summer I visit The Bug House to watch the butterflies chrysalis and eventually their final form into a butterfly. If you know the type of caterpillar this is, please share in the comments.
The second photo is of an insect that I found in my garden last summer.