Saturday 29 September 2012

Nature Reserve Notes (3) Caterpillars at Minsmere

We saw three of these beautiful Fox Moth caterpillars at Minsmere, along the path between the beach and the scrapes. I think my previous sighting of this species was on Raasay in the Inner Hebrides. I see these caterpillars are sometimes found on the beach. You can watch one moving if you follow this link. You can see a photo of the Fox Moth here

Incidentally, if you know your hairy caterpillars, you might be able to help with identification here on the Cabinet of Curiosities blog. 

1 comment:

Em Parkinson said...

These characters are EVERYWHERE on the moor and last year I used to find them skating over icy puddles and even in the snow. Lucky they're so furry really.