So close together, for warmth or security, who knows? Will they be left alone or taken by predator or weather, or pressed by the accidental hand of a climbing child? Will they reach the next stage or end up too soon like twisted leaves on the damp ground?
I don’t know what those who are familiar with these creatures decided to name them. But for now they are here on the side of the tree near the bedroom, gathering the last heat from the sun that sets early this time of year.