Can you see that worm on my daughter's hand? There are more crawling on Jonathon in the background. They're tent worms and they are EVERYWHERE this year - their favorite trees are cherry. They make "tents" on trees that are sticky and white and look a bit like spider webs.
Tonight, Evan and I took a walk along the snowmobile/bike trail and saw tons of them on the ground. They squished beneath our feet. Yucky. They were also in the trees so heavily that many of the trees had died.
When we lived in Indiana we would occasionally have to do battle with these nasty little things. I am not one who wants to use chemicals so I would take a homemade torch (broken tree branch usually) and burn the worms out of the trees. It worked and it saved our trees.
Have you a better solution? I'd love to hear it.