"One of the reasons I chose my house was the giant maple tree by the front porch. The foliage provides shade and privacy in the summer and a terrific Halloween backdrop in the fall. So, a few weeks ago, when I noticed the tree was infested with something, I was a bit concerned. Ok, maybe that's putting it lightly. I threw science out the window and freaked out. 'The tree's covered with insects! It's gonna die! Ew!! Call somebody! Quick!'"
Eventually, she becomes a close observer of the colony, chronicling its development.