|The tree I saved this morning from tent caterpillars|
This morning I was trying to decide which of several subjects I wanted to write about today. But first I had a couple of birdhouses I wanted to put into two of my favorite trees. As I was putting the birdhouse in one of the trees I noticed TENT CATERPILLARS had taken up residence! NO! NO! NO!
Last year I lost a favorite aborvitae tree to bag worms. By the time I realized the bagworms were had taken over the tree, it was too late to save it. Thank goodness I happened to buy those birdhouses at Loew's this morning and decided to put them up right away. Otherwise, by the time I realized the tent caterpillars were in the tree, it would have been too late.
|Eastern tent caterpillars at home|
Normally I don't like to kill anything, animal or insect but I have no compunction about killing something that is going to kill one of my trees or shrubs. And this tree, which planted itself at the perfect location, is a favorite with my back yard birds. NO WAY was I going to let the tent caterpillars decimate it. So what did I do? I got out my long pole that cuts branches and started to break up the tents that were formed in the elbows of the tree. There were five of them. Then I smashed, yes SMASHED the caterpillars. No compunction about the mass slaughter folks, none at all.
|Mass of writhing Eastern tent caterpillars|
Donald Sterling (real name Tokowitz), the racist L.A. Clippers owner controversy and hypocrisy
|This man has a girlfriend? Must have money.|
Cable and satellite TV commercial overload which is driving me away from TV
|Is it me but didn't "they" tell us that when pay TV came we wouldn't have commercial anymore? What am I missing here?|
Review of "World War Z" movie and Brad Pitt
|Brad Pitt (man on left)|
Television "news" that isn't news
|That missing Malaysian airliner? It's gone, move on.|
So you see folks, I'm not one of those bloggers who runs out of things to write about. Even though I don't write about my most personal, innermost thoughts, hope and fears I still have plenty to rant and vent about, believe you me.
But I had this emergency this morning so I thought I would share it with all of you. Life is always an adventure isn't it folks?