I was being sarcastic when I wrote the title of this post….today I temporarily took care of what is eating the leaves on my witch hazels….winter moth caterpillars. Not a pretty job but I am hoping to keep what’s left of the leaves on the plant! The undersides of the remaining half-skeletons of leaves were crawling with the caterpillars so I knocked them into a waiting plastic bag. The caterpillars are a noticeable yellow/lime-green color and easily detected, thank goodness. I went back out after a few hours of “collecting” them and found a few more. Walking away I spotted their almost fluorescent color on the grass – and bagged several more that were moving along the lawn towards most likely my witch hazel. I’ll be inspecting daily – in the hopes that I’ll see some fall color on some witch hazel leaves.