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By cymru2019
I was at the Prees Heath Common, Shropshire recently when a young man with a Wildlife Trust T shirt on pointed out to me these caterpillars. I had no idea what they were. He told me they were Cinnabar Moth Caterpillars. They are poisonous and anything that eats them is in big trouble. I am very grateful to have been on EPZ and have been really blessed, to use an old word, by the interaction I have had with other EPZERS. However I will be less active now on EPZ for a while which I will miss. Forgive me if you do not see me commentating, voting, or uploading so much. But there is a good reason for this. Yesterday we received the good news that a young couple who had to flee their country in a hurry, and who have been coming to our church for a few months, have been granted leave to stay here. Whilst they, and we, are overjoyed with this news, the reality is that they will have to leave their house within 28 days. Therefore they will need somewhere else to live. They have nothing of their own except the clothes they wear, not even their own cutlery. Whilst we see God's good hand at work over the preceding months, we will continue to rely on His wisdom and help, as we very much feel our lack of wisdom and knowledge in what to do next. These next few weeks are going to be crucial for them and a lot of us will be working to help them out. David

Tags: Wildlife General Caterpillars Prees heath

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19 Jul 2019 8:45AM
Excellent David, plenty of these about at the moment,
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 9:03AM
Thanks Fred! David
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
19 Jul 2019 10:36AM
They look quite vivid and should be easy to spot but cannot say I remember seeing them. From my low knowledge of nature I believe that the more poisonous creatures do have vivid colour to attract others to them as prey.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 11:42AM
Well capturedSmileSmile

cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 12:31PM
Ian, Apparently the yellow and black colours are to warn predators away so I am told. Cliff - thanks for your comment. David
19 Jul 2019 2:45PM
A smashing capture David showing off their bright colours..Lin
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 2:47PM
Thanks Lin. David
19 Jul 2019 5:59PM
A wonderful image David, and a caterpillar I have not seen before. Pam

Carry on the good work, I commend you.
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 6:12PM
Thanks Pam for your very kind comments! David
19 Jul 2019 8:49PM
My favourite caterpillar David as they eat Ragwort which is the bane of horse owners everywhere. Wishing the couple all the best. Cathy
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 10:09PM
Thanks Cathy for your kind remarks! David
Well colourful as they are Iím grateful that your chance encounter pointed out that they are highly poisonous,
Iím pleased that the couple have found refuge and I wish you well in your endeavour to get them settled into a new peaceful life.

cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2019 10:25AM
Thanks Carole for your kind remarks. David

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