Thursday, May 19

wundaweb


I'm sure Dorset isn't the only county


afflicted with hordes of Ermine Caterpillar Moth


and although they've turned the hedgerows into


a slightly surreal experience


everything seems to recover once they leave,
with no harm done!


(although Bruce insists they're FAR too scary to trot past!)


24 comments:

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Ooh err Mrs never seen anything like that before .... how bizarre! Does that mean you are going to have an army of veg munching moths next?

Liz said...

Oh - I've never seen that before - perhaps its too cold in Scotland for them! It does look a bit spooky!
Liz

Sherri B. said...

I agree Bruce, let's just turn our head as we go by and pretend that horrid mess isn't even there.

Elegancemaison said...

Oh that's a relief - caterpillars! I thought they were spiders' webs on the hedges when we motored down the Dorset lanes on the way to your Pamphill fair. But still scary. I'm also siding with Bruce on these, sensible chap!

Sylvia said...

I've never seen a web like this, Elaine !
Love your new header, beautiful words, I'll try that :-)
Hugs,
Sylvia

Jee said...

Yes, Im with Bruce, too. Much too weird to be trusted. Must look fantastic covered with dew though.

Rose H (UK) said...

How fantastic! I've never seen any before.
I agree with Sylvia, loveyour new header :o)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

How amazing! Never seen anything like that before!!

melbatoast68 said...

That is so wild. I've never seen that before. I don't blame Bruce, I'd be a little leery too.

two bones and a bagle said...

Never seen those before. I also am with Bruce on this one.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wow they are gross...thank you for your lovely comment. It's hard starting over but knowing your finally on the right path is helpful, phew!

Floss said...

"Are they dangerous?" asks my eldest! This is because we live with processionary caterpillars which make similar webs in the trees every winter. Their furry bodies are really poisonous and can kill small children and pets. BEt you're glad you've got those ones instead! I think I've seen some of them around here when out walking too, so thanks for letting us know what they are.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Wow, I have nover seen this before, amazing!
Have a sweet evening xx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Yuch, cannot say I am enamoured by your little creepy crawlies. Can you keep them down in your neck of the woods please.

My Spotty Pony said...

I have never seen anything like that before!!... and I will never complain about how cold, wet and windy it is in Northumberland ever again..
(not until next week anyway!)Abby x
ps. love your new header x

carol at home said...

Haven't seen anything like that round here and can't say as I really blame Bruce at all, don't think our lot would go past either.

bears footprints said...

its funny i have just seen an article about this on the news, but i must say your pictures really do show how busy they have been, ardon me it could of been the one show x x

Pennyblossoms said...

So that is probably what's on the tree at the back of us! Yucky! I'm not surprised Bruce wasn't keen!
Love the words in your new header, very wise!
Z xx

Janet said...

Wow ! I have never seen any thing like that before-does look spooky but kind of beautiful too !

Menopausal musing said...

Good grief! Another one here who likes the words on your new header!

The Cloth Shed said...

We had the caterpillar moth all over our bird cherry trees last year...they stripped every leaf possible.
It was quite a dramatic sight and I thought the trees were finished.
This year they have recovered and flowered once again, so no harm done.
Julie x

gillyflower said...

Incredible photos - almost unreal!
Gill x

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I agree with Bruce, they look a bit too much like giant spider webs to me...maybe he thinks that too ;o)

I love your new header, it makes me smile :o)

have a lovely weekend Elaine. x

BusyLizzie said...

how amazing.. not seen that before! xx

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