Forest tent caterpillars

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2006 Infestation

This horrifying display appeared on the path between Mission and Sawyer.


References to caterpillars in academic discussions

  • Paper presented in ARTH 405 on how the caterpillars were creating new public spaces by interrupting traditional pedestrian routes, and how the infested trees represented public art because they caused students and faculty who never knew each other before to gather around in order to collectively witness the unusual phenomenon.


May 2 First discussion appeared, in which Evan Miller misidentified the caterpillars as being gypsy moth caterpillars.
May 3 Second discussion initiated.
May 8 Anti- and pro- caterpillar chalkings appear.
May 8 "LEVITATING CATERPILLARS AHHH!!!!!!" discussion initiated.
May 9 Email sent by Dave Fitzgerald, Horticulturist and Grounds Supervisor, clarifying the situation.