Delighted to have spotted these two leaves dangling in the breeze on strands of caterpillar silk, outside Savernake Forest -
The person responsible for the silk strands is just visible on the twig in the background. Here's a close up -
This is a remarkable find as larvae have been incredibly scarce this autumn.
Moreover, they are being predated, already. We urgently need a seriously cold winter - to protect hibernating larvae with frost and snow, and drive the tit flocks out of the forest on to bird tables in Marlborough and Burbage...