This evening I was doing my daily Japanese beetle inspection, and I came across a couple of bagworms on my arborvitae. I was so excited to see the worm and not just the bags I normally see. Of course my family thinks I'm nuts for getting excited over a disgusting ugly worm.
The other day while I was walking I saw literally hundreds of bagworms on a neighbor's large Colorado Blue spruce. He is Mexican and I had a very hard time explaining the bagworm to him; I wasn't sure exactly how the bagworm thing worked since I'd never seen an actual worm before. I just couldn't stand the thought of them damaging his beautiful tree so I had to warn him and explain the best I could. I now have a better understanding of the bagworm after observing this one tonight.
They are such ugly, destructive things, but I can't help being a little fascinated with it. I love observing nature! After observing this ugly creature for awhile I disposed of it and its friend in a ziplock bag.