I just want to cry.... :o(
This year for whatever reason (bumper year for the pests) these little green worms are eating my ENTIRE WOODS! My columbines are gone for the second time and I'm afraid this time they are TOAST but now all the forest plants are affected by them and are getting gobbled up like mad. My little woods looks HORRID, they are getting my Redbud tree, my Beech tree, both my serviceberries, my dogwoods, witchhazel, my viburnums and all the ground plants are toast... virginia bluebells GONE! I don't know what to do. I've never used a pesticide before and I'm not keen on it but these things are devastating our woods and I think it's because all our neighbors (woods also) have either sodded their woods or used roundup so we are one of the few with actual foliage and are getting hit VERY hard. Please help, these things can destroy half a shrub in one night's work and I don't have much time left before all the shrubs are bare.