Sunday, December 7, 2014

Early Christmas Present!

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...   

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