Spring at Butts Piece

Butts Piece was a noisy place this morning, as blackbirds, wrens, robins, great-tits – and the first chiffchaff I’ve seen this year – filled the air with song. Outside the woodland, Scarlet Tiger Moth caterpillars in their hundreds were reducing the comfrey to stalks: this is a couple of weeks earlier than I saw them last year (April 11), so I guess the adults will emerge around the end of May.
Scarlet Tiger Moth (Callimorpha dominula) caterpillars


One Response to “Spring at Butts Piece”

  1. […] Almost exactly a year ago I saw chiffchaffs and scarlet tiger moth caterpillars; today I spotted the first peacock butterfly I’ve seen this year, along with several brimstones; at Butts Piece there were two chiffchaffs and numerous scarlet tiger moth caterpillars, in exactly the same locations as before, and once again the air was full of the song of wrens, dunnocks, greenfinches… Share this:ShareStumbleUponFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. […]

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