Back in June I posted this picture of a hedge covered in the webs of the Small Ermine Moth.
Under the protection of the webs the caterpillars strip every leaf off the plant to the point where it would seem impossible for the plant to survive. However, only 6 weeks later the hedge recovers! Here’s a picture I took today of the same piece of hedgerow. Sorry about the poor quality, it was taken using my mobile ‘phone as I didn’t have my camera with me.