Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Return of My Nemesis
I think it is really and truly spring now.
My beloved crab apple tree is leafing out which means its flower buds should be shortly coming along. This also heralds the return of my nemesis, the tent caterpillar.
This morning as I was hustling Nate off to his ride i espied this tent in my tree. I didn't have time to deal with, what with three other kids having to be pushed out the door. But this afternoon I made time to deal with it and literally nip it in the bud. The offending tent was cut off alon with it's branch. I trimmed away the excess branch and triple bagged the whole mess with the final bag an old, but serviceable resealable plastic baggie. i tossed the lot into the trash and was happy to move.
Unfortunately I saw another tent higher up in the tree. It looks like I'll be vacuuming the tree in the near future.