August 19, 2020


The interesting thing about Almondell’s woodland is the variety of insects to be seen (and felt on a hot summer’s day!).

The other morning hanging quietly minding it’s own business enjoying a late breakfast in the Rosebay Willowherb was…….

….the caterpillar of the Elephant Hawk Moth.

It was surprisingly large, about 2″ in length.

The Butterfly Conservation website has more information about it.