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Pallid Cuckoos and Processionary Caterpillars

20 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

For a few weeks now there have been an increasing number of Processionary Caterpillars around Broome. The length of the procession can be incredibly long and I have counted over seventy caterpillars in some of the processions. When I am walking it is easy enough to step over the trails, but when I am cycling I dismount and lift my bike wheels over the procession. At the same time our local Wattle trees are flowering and wherever the Processionary Caterpillars have been they have left enough moisture for the flowers to stick. In the header photo you can see the Wattle flowers stuck on the...
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