Tuesday, April 26, 2011
One of the trees in the woods next to us has cocoons in it. This is a photo of one of them. I have seen them in trees along the roads, but this is the first I noticed any close to us. I sprayed the cocoons, hoping to stop the caterpillars or worms inside from coming out and eating the tree. I would be so sad if we were to lose any of the trees that provide homes for the birds and the squirrels. The trees provide a beautiful setting next to our home, as well. Many evenings, I sit out back and let a little relaxation set in as I look out at the mountains and the trees. I once saw a red fox back there and the deer used to roam around in the distance, but they have taken up residence elsewhere it seems. I will keep watch to see if there is any activity at the cocoon site.