For some reason it seems like this has been a bad year for the Japanese beetles.
They loved my knockout roses one year. I had to wage a hard war with them so when I started to see a few of them around the yard I thought the war was about to begin again. I even hunted out my beetle traps.
One day after my Mom came back from her morning walk she said "you should see all the bugs on that sassafras tree down the lane" I said "what do they look like" and she said "they are small and gold colored".
I didn't think to much else about it till one evening I decided to go for a short walk and took my camera along to see what I could find.
Well this is what I found.
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A dead sassafras tree, at least it looks dead.
The leaves were rather pretty and lacy looking with the sun backlighting them. They look gold plated don't they?
I felt sorry for the sassafras tree but happy that it lured the beetles away from my flowers. I didn't even have to use my beetle trap either.
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