|Photo thanks to Mark and Jolee Zola|
I love the power of blogging. No sooner had I written about caterpillar traps than I got a reply from Mark and Jolee Zola in Burgazada saying that they had seen something resembling my description on their daily walks. The next day they sent photos and soon after an exciting email telling how they had met Forestry Commission employees tasked with getting rid of the nests. The island solution pictured above is apparently inadequate to treat the large number of nests this year so the only solution is to cut and burn. Unfortunately funds and man power are also insufficient so Mark and Jolee have jumped into the breach and encouraged local friends to help them provide funds to help the forestry department recruit manpower to get the job done before the caterpillars drop to the ground. The Burgazada Muhtar and a construction company have also agreed to provide helpers. I'm eagerly awaiting their next email to hear how their island has successfully beaten the Processionary Pine Caterpillar.