A bee is busy in the blueberry bushes blossoming in February here on Paris Mountain.Read More
I was sure that early blossoms meant that there would be no blueberries this year from my garden. But it appears that I leaped to incorrect conclusions about my bushes and could have had a little more faith in their ability to gratify our appetite for berries.Read More
According to this article from NC Cooperative Extension at NC A&T University about yellow-necked caterpillars, the caterpillars in my blueberry bush are in a feeding aggregation.
I’m not above taking caterpillars and tossing them into the field when they are threatening my crop, but since I already picked my last blueberries for the season, I wasn’t feeling so possessive about a few leaves. They do turn into pretty butterflies eventually.
I went to check on just how much they were eating this morning but they were all gone. I did have a branch bare of leaves. They might have moved on, or they might have gotten picked off by the birds…Read More