Culture Art & Media Photo: Caterpillar or Twig? By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Josefine S. / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Gothenburg, Sweden. We have seen so many caterpillars that look like plants, thanks to some seriously expert adaptations – it would not surprise us at all if this were a caterpillar mimicking a twig, or a twig mimicking a caterpillar? Photographer Josefine S. writes, "I was walking home from a shroom hunt and spotted something on my fleece scarf: 'Hmm, twig? poop? ARGH CATERPILLAR DO NOT SQUISH!' S/he stayed still for a long while, like a good twig, and was returned to the woods." Update: We originally thought that this really was a twig! We were wrong. What amazing camouflage. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.