If you did not read yesterday's posting,
make sure you skip this and read yesterday's first.
For those of you who were curious,
I left that hornworm right where I found him.
I could not risk damaging any of those beneficial wasp cocoons.
And from what I can tell, that hornworm's days are numbered!
Yesterday, while watering tomato plants,
I again checked on that ugly old tobacco hornworm.
I found him, still hanging on to the same tomato plant
still playing host to dozens of wasp cocoons.
This time I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of those
wasps emerging from their cocoons.
With their mandibles, they cut a circular line
around the top of their cocoon amd poke their little head through.
They then lift the lid and crawl out, ready to take off in flight.
These wasps are so tiny.... the size of a gnat.
Good luck little wasps....
now go and eat some more hornworms, please!
Now how about that for being at the right place at the right time!
I am convinced that if we slow down our pace enough,
there are lots of surprises like this for us to see
in this amazing world of ours.
I encourage you.... Stop and smell the roses (or tomatoes)
and you might find a surprise of your own!