There’s a strange sound that comes from the big tree just outside our house (you’ll hear it during the video). Its a bit like water continuously dripping on the ground. I had no idea what made the noise until I stood with my hands out underneath. Tiny black cubes dropped into my hands, and the reason for the noised dawned on my rather slow brain – Caterpillar droppings!!! When I looked down the ground around the tree was covered with them, a few cm deep even at the base of the tree.
Enjoy the rubbish wildlife clip – this is 2 minutes of your life you ain’t getting back :p
NB: We’d love to know what kind of caterpillars these are, if they actually can do harm and what kind of butterfly they hatch into. Initial googling has been inconclusive – please help 😀
ALSO this is in our former hospital home, not in our current home – for those that are confused by the conflicting images!