Second Life

Riding back from Bigtown yesterday afternoon, I stopped to take a photo of one of the ‘ghost trees’ that had been completely stripped of its leaves by the attentions of the ermine moth caterpillars last month. It’s nice to see that it can recover, although I expect it’s had better years.

tree recovered after ermine moth caterpillar attack

Not only has the tree got a second lease of life – but so have the caterpillars.

ermine moth

I think that’s rather splendid and worth a few leaves, don’t you? Of course, it’s easy for me to say…


2 Responses to Second Life

  1. Flighty says:

    It seems to have been a good year for moths. xx

  2. disgruntled says:

    yes – a mild winter at work, I suspect

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