Gypsy Moth Droppings

 

Early morning on the deck. Quiet now with family still sleeping. Just me and the birds. And the Daddy Long Legs carefully picking its way through the Gypsy Moth droppings.

Idly thinking that I really need to sweep the deck and brush off the chairs before the kids wake up. Haven’t explained what these little black pebble-like droppings are to the munchkins. Lauren would be horrified. Poop falling from the trees is definitely not her thing. Mikey, on the other hand, would probably like it. He would, at least, be fascinated by it and have a million questions.

Coward that I am, I plan to get out the broom and avoid the need for explanation. The infestation is nearly over. The deck should be free of this nastiness by their next visit.

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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