The Hungry Little Caterpillar  LbNA # 40725

Placed DateJun 8 2008
LocationUmatilla, OR
Found By D silly rabbit
Last Found Jul 25 2012
Hike Distance?

Clue Difficulty: Easy
Terrain Difficulty: Easy
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Child Friendly: Yes--but hold a grownup's hand around the scary bridges!
Pet Friendly: Yes--but bring a leash!
Hand Carved Stamps: Yes
Stamp Pad/Ink: No

in the light of the Moon a little egg lay on a leaf. one sunday morning the warm sun Came up aNd - pop! - out of the egg cAme a tiny and veRy hungrY caterpillar. he starteD to look for some food. on mondAy he ate through one apple. but he was still hungry. on tuesday he ate through two pears but he was still hungry. on wednesday he ate through three pluMs but he was still hungry. oN thursdAy he aTe throUgh fouR strawbErries but he was sTill hungRy. on fridAy he ate through fIve oranges but he was stiLl hungry. on Saturday he ate through one piece of cholocate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one slice of swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one orange, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon……from nearby hermiston, of course.

Regan (age 4 1/2) and Peyton (age 2 1/2) want you to follow the clues to find out what happens to their very hungry little caterpillar…..

Drive through the Spillway Park parking lot and park near the end of the parking lot by the turn-around.

Take the trail down the hill behind the rail fence and follow the path along the river and across the foot bridge.

Peyton's hungry little caterpillar is hiding under the bridge, behind some rocks.

Now turn back a bit to find what happens next to our hungry little hero!

Take the path heading away from the river.

Choose the railed bridge and walk to the rabbit rock.

Go under the nearest “robot” and across the bumpy bridge.

At the Y in the path, look straight ahead to find a gnarled piece of driftwood.

Regan's caterpillar’s surprise is hiding in the tall grass, at the base of the wood, beneath some rocks, near some irrigation pipe.

Be sure to re-hide the boxes well. Lots of people enjoy watching the birds, bugs and beasties that live here.

11/19/10: It looks like Peyton's Caterpillar has been washed away--we'll try to get it replaced when we can. Regan's beautiful butterfly is right where it should be!