Imagine our surprise to wake up to a day of sun after almost 2 weeks of nothing but rain. We were so excited to be outside and check everything out. First, we notice a new spot on our tree outside. Is it a fungus, a new mold, was it hit by lightning?
Nope, it was the first sign of the invasions today. See the close-up below.
Yep. Caterpillars. Tons of them! But, my story does not end there. We have lizards with small legs, mushrooms, blue bugs....(the flying things would not stay still for pictures, so they are not even worth mentioning here.)
Again, my story does not end here. Everything was so excited about the nice weather, they all came out at once. Including some black wasps with yellow tipped wings. It appears that they need a new home and have picked the tree with the caterpillars on it. Poor tree.....you did see the picture with all of the caterpillars, right?
This is a picture of the tree limb COVERED with wasps. It turns out that they are not aggressive, but still! And the only reason I know they are not aggressive is that Rick has tried, unsuccessfully I might add, 4 times today to make them find a new home and has not been stung once. But, he assures me that he has a new plan of attack starting in the morning...haha.