Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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Aaaaaaggghhhhh! TENT WORM! Kill, kill, kill… I hate dem bahstahds. Love feeding the birds by tearing the tent open.
We called ’em tent caterpillars. My father torched the tents. Somehow he could do this without setting fire to anything else.
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@CSK: I use to torch the tents, but then I realized that the black blobs on the limbs of certain trees (cherries, both wild and domestic were a favorite) were egg masses and began burning them off before they hatched. Now I am all but tent worm free. (I have 12.5 acres for them to nest in, I’ll never be totally free of da bahstahds). I didn’t find any egg masses this past winter. We’ll see how many I missed soon enough.