Saturday, June 8, 2013

Stinging Caterpillars Gone!

On April 8, I reported seeing my first stinging caterpillars of the season.  We have been hunting for and drowning them every day since then -- 25-50 per day in the trees, on the porches, in the grass, finally petering down to 10-15 per day lately.  It's depressing to observe one's life reduced down to hunting for caterpillars, but it's become sport to fill a daily quota!  Today, June 8, I am happy to report that we haven't seen any in the dog yards in the past few days.  So, it appears the season lasts just about 2 months . . . . . and I have my yard back!  Of course, spring is over and mid-day temperatures are already in the 80's and 90's.  If I'm going to get any back yard training in it will have to be before breakfast.

Upwards and onward!

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