Comeback

The cup moth caterpillars have come in their millions and munched away, but it seems that they’ve gone to pursue their careers as moths, and the bush is responding accordingly. Green shoots are appearing everywhere, and things aren’t looking anywhere near as desolate as they were a month or so ago.

Fryers Forest, early December: new growth in the eucalypts is an indicator of the disappearance of the cup moth caterpillars.

 

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