We have more spiders in the yard than we have ever had before. There are webs everywhere. This one in the hyssop is catching all the flower bits;
There are some with built in homes – the spiders disappear into the holes when we get close;
Sometimes the children try to rescue the other insects that get trapped in the webs. They usually give up quickly – those webs are sticky!
We have some other – unwelcome – visitors too. Our ornamental cabbage is being eaten;
We have six of them in the garden and planters. I showed the children how to look for the cabbage caterpillars that were causing all the damage. There were so many of them. The children were excited – an endless supply of ‘loose parts’.
All week there were caterpillar schools and caterpillar day cares and the girls even tried potty training some caterpillars. I have no pictures – don’t ask.
By Thursday there were no more caterpillars. The girls were very disappointed. However, I was quite pleased that the cabbages are now free of pests 😉