Eddie’s Find

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Volunteers checked to see how well the trees in the Jubilee wood were growing.

Tree tubes

Some of the young trees are doing so well that they are already a few feet above the top of their protective tubes.

Tree growing

The few that hadn't survived were removed and many of the tree tubes were weeded.

Tree tube checking

Later on, attention turned to the heathland which needs to be cleared of scrub. Whilst working, Eddie discovered a beautiful Puss Moth caterpillar which was well photographed by the whole group!

Eddie and his caterpillar

Here is one of Richard's pictures. Willow is the foodplant of this species which will pupate in September and hatch out in May. It pupates in a very hard cocoon spun on a tree trunk or post incorporating wood macerated by the larva.

Piss moth

There will be a coffee morning and car boot sale in Bedale on 29th September. Help is needed to run both the coffee and tea stall and the car boot stall. The coffee morning will be in the Chantry Hall and the car boot sale is held in the field opposite at the same time. Please get in touch if you can help out on the day. Any items for the sale will be greatly appreciated, please bring them into the Field Centre. Cakes will also be welcomed nearer the day!


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