The Spotted Tussock moth’s caterpillar. (Claire Stremple/KHNS)

Some very fuzzy caterpillars are feasting on local trees this fall and seeking safe places to overwinter.

Bob Armstrong is a Juneau-based naturalist and retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist. He’s been observing and studying the caterpillar that becomes the Spotted Tussok moth for several years.