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.