Cinnabar Special

Many thanks to all who helped out at our emergency ragwort pulling session on Friday. It was marvellous – we managed another whole truckload. However, this time we found two caterpillars of the cinnabar moth (those lovely black and yellow stripey ones – see faint smudge in the foreground of the photo!) and saw at least two cinnabar moths. So we will leave a stand of ragwort in their vicinity.

Despite our amazing efforts, there are still a few ragworts left on site, so guess what we’ll be doing on Friday ! However, we will now be extra vigilant for those lovely caterpillars !

Cinnabar Caterpillar
Cinnabar Caterpillar on ragwort

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