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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Staying optimistic here

Things never look as bleak in the morning. I assessed the situation more closely. It was nearly dark last night when I discovered the caterpillars. I'd say there are no more than 100 of them. As fast as cottonwoods grow, the tree might be able to grow enough new leaves soon enough to keep it reasonably healthy. Gotta hope. I'll give the tree a little extra water and hope we get rain before July. Mourning Cloaks only breed once a year, so I'll soon know.  Meanwhile, I chimp, they chomp....

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is intense. I love cottonwoods. I hope they make it.