This one is a tropical army worm. It's a common pest further north. At least the caterpillars were large enough to see and deal with.
A monarch preparing to shed it's last skin as a caterpillar. It's hanging off a swan plant seed pod.
People either love them or hate them. We love them and have three trees to cover the early, mid and late season.
The trees have a mat of dwarf mondo under them to give the fruit a clean and soft landing place. It's important to let them fall - they are not ripe until they drop. After collecting the fruit, we keep the best for eating and freeze the rest for breakfast/dessert over the rest of the year. The process is to simply scoop the flesh into a 3 litre bowl, microwave for 3 minutes, stir and give them another 1-3 minutes and then freeze in sandwich-sized ziplock bags. Apple and feijoa crumble in winter is great.
This page highlights one photo from each outing. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.