|They come out of the massive live oaks, and they cover most of the city.|
|Even if you manage to avoid them on the ground, they'll succeed and fall from the trees to get you. I keep promising Vee no more stings, so I have to be really careful when I walk him, he's been foot chewing to survive.|
|Later in the summer, we get Io moth caterpillars, which sting too--worse in fact, more like wasps.|
|At least we do have the fluffy, innocuous woolly bear caterpillars of my youth. We get 'em in lots of snot like colors here, and they look sorta stingy, so most people leave them alone.|
|The dreaded fruitworm.|
Of course, the fruitworms have already crashed my garden party and ate their way through the last of my collards. They've started eye-balling my tomatoes, and I'm sure the tomato hornworms are not very far behind.
|The Hornworms are never far behind.|
|Posing on polkas.|