VTBIRD Archives

June 2005

VTBIRD@LIST.UVM.EDU

Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Subject:
From:
William Calfee <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Date:
Mon, 6 Jun 2005 06:30:52 -0400
Content-Type:
text/plain
Parts/Attachments:
text/plain (35 lines)
Here is a more information
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/fidls/ftc/tentcat.htm


----- Original Message -----
From: "C and R STEWART" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 9:57 PM
Subject: [VTBIRD] caterpillers!


>I don't know what it's like in other parts of the state, but here in the
> southern belt the tent caterpillars are wrecking havoc on the trees and
> the
> pleasures of walking in the woods.  Worms are suspended everywhere
> creating
> a mass of webbing which has amazing sticking qualities.  A simple woods
> walk requires pushing through to web maze to the point where I heard one
> person say she just wasn't going there anymore.  It sounds like light rain
> in the forest from the droppings.
>
> And everything looks wet, but in reality, it is sticky matter on the
> leaves.  Who can help explain this?  My husband theorizes that the trees
> that have been defoliated are still producing sap/food for the leaves and
> that is what is floating to the ground.  It's unreal.   What's happening
> elsewhere?
>
> Ruth
>
>
> Charlie & Ruth Stewart
> E. Dorset, Vermont
> U.S.A.
>

ATOM RSS1 RSS2