Thursday, 10 October 2013
Lepidoptera: Furry Caterpillar at Minsmere
I encountered this striking Fox Moth caterpillar at RSPB Minsmere last weekend, almost exactly in the same spot as one I saw at the end of September a year ago.
I always find it strange to see a caterpillar crawling along the sandy scrub beside the beach. I tend to associate caterpillars with meadows and marshland, which of course is the case for some species of caterpillar.
If you turn your back on the shore, this is the view of the scrapes from the hide ... The reedbeds are just beginning to turn golden-brown.