Sunday 30 August 2015

Invasion of the Box Tree Caterpillars

I hadn't seen a caterpillar in over 10 years and a few days ago, I suddenly saw about 10 in my garden. I thought wow, this is amazing.

But then, I posted a photo on my Facebook and someone informed me that it could be a Box Tree Caterpillar. Apparently they are very bad news for your garden! I did some research into this article: and I realised the ones I saw in my garden look very similar to the ones they are talking about in this report. "An invasive caterpillar that feeds on hedges is starting to spread from its established base in London across the UK, experts warn." That explains why I saw so many all at once then!

And so I'd better enjoy my beautiful garden while I have it as Box Tree Caterpillars have begun to invade it!

♥ Anna-Christina

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