January 13 - Sassafras
The Sassafras tree always brings a smile to my face. If you wonder what I am talking about; go find a sassafras tree and see for yourself.
The Sassafras tree is the "A Year with the Trees" tree for January 13, April 13, July 13, and October 13. You can read more about the Sassafras tree by clicking on Sassafras albidium to the left under "labels".
The Spicebush caterpillars main host plant is the Sassafras tree and this little caterpillar always appears to be smiling.
Thank you to Jerry Butler at the Univ. of Florida for the spicebush caterpillar photo. http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/spicebush04.htm