Wednesday 21 January 2015

New Years Eve Caterpillar on the move at Sutton Hoo

Our most unexpected wildlife sighting over the Christmas holiday was a caterpillar. It was humping slowly along the path at Sutton Hoo on a frosty New Year's Eve afternoon. It looks similar to the Fox Moth caterpillar (see here, also) I saw on the site in October 2013.

If you are reading this post and know about these things, please feel free to leave a comment below (or contact me via email) as I would love to know whether it is indeed unusual to see a moving caterpillar in December.


 Other sightings that day included a charm of Goldfinches in the car park.

We turned for home, casting a backwards glance in the direction of the last sunset of 2014. 

Sutton Hoo, 31 December: Last Sunset of 2014


eileeninmd said...

Pretty caterpillar and I love the goldfinches.. Great shots.. Have a happy day!

Crafty Green Poet said...

always wonderful to see a charm of goldfinches! And amazing to find a caterpillar walking about in the winter!

Adam Tilt said...

Surprised to see caterpillars out at this time of year. Love the sunset.

Rosie Nixon Fluerty said...

Yes I'd be surprised too to find one moving about. Up until December though it had even been pretty mild up here too and I even had roses in flower on Christmas day. Hopefully your caterpillar was moving to somewhere much warmer than where my ladybird decided to spend most of January :)