Nice one John!
I think (Forgot already!!
) I have 6.5 tons downstairs now .... at least I'm sure of 4.8 tons anyway ...
We have a billion of those white caterpillars in pic #3 there all over the place, but no wooly bears at all this year. Never seen the yellow ones in these parts. But man, those white ones are taking over - no joke! There were no less than 10 of them all over me, my tools, the boat & the driveway last night working on my buddy's boat trailer. Never seen so many. Never saw one as a kid - there weren't any.
I recall the gypsy moth caterpillars of '80 -'81 though ... as I'm sure most MA residents do. They stripped every single leaf off every single tree in the state! It was like winter in July!! Not a leaf to be found. My ol' man had a white '76 Torino back then ... and I remember the doors & rear quarters being totally brown from the billions of caterpillars run over in the street! Caterpillar guts! Was worse than the winter sand/salt. I also remember the white concrete foundation of the house being totally black with billions of them too. Was a total invasion. Haven't seen anything like it since.
Wooaaah WAAAY off topic here!