Me vs. the Caterpillars

Two weeks ago, while cutting the grass, I noticed a few caterpillars on my crab apple tree. Upon closer inspection, I realized there were more than a few. In fact, there were no leaves left on the tree at all. I was shocked, as a few weeks earlier it was a massive pink blossom, lining the road.

There were hundreds of caterpillars, all over the tree, and I was stunned. I should also say, my ability to drive a lawn tractor is not that great, as I bump into things often. I normally bend down and try to get as close to the trees as possible, but this time caterpillars were falling on my head.

I made my way to another section of the yard and inspected a few other trees. The Mou