You may be forgiven for thinking that the wildlife of Nairn consists of a couple of thousand seagulls, several dozen ducks and two swans!
But there's more, much more............

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Ermine moths

This in from regular readers who were walking part of the River Findhorn:
We went for a walk that took us down to the Findhorn and spotted these white cobweb like objects in some trees. A Google suggests that they are Ermine moths doing their business, but despite only lasting a couple of months at this caterpillar stage the trees they had decided to grow on looked in a very sorry state, many with branches breaking and very few leaves free from the moths, not sure how many will survive the infestation

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