What are these white grubs (and what do they eat)? I wondered as I dug into the mulch pile. My spade kept unearthing the big, fat, white grubs. What on earth were they, why were they in my mulch pile, and should I kill them before they eat my plants?
“Come see this wasp nest with tube,” my husband called to me. I was sitting in the living room working on a new counted cross stitch project. Reluctantly, I set it aside, slipped my feet inside a pair of gardening boots, and met him at the crabapple tree, expecting to see some simple creature’s nest.
“Oh. My. Gosh.”
I crept closer. Hanging from the branches of my favorite crabapple tree at head-height was this: