Cute little baby Fox

Posted by Graeme Lyons , Sunday, 22 August 2010 17:26

Well, Fox Moth but close enough. This big furry caterpillar turns into a big furry moth that is quite common and is easy to spot when they are loafing around in the undergrowth, I think they look a little like reversed hairy Cinnabar caterpillars when they are small but they do get much bigger.  I have been at Frensham Great Pond again today looking at NVC communities. I saw a few good things in the process including an immature Hobby chasing Common Terns and there was a Black Tern there too. I saw a huge Signal Crayfish disappear under a log and a whole shoal of Rudd.
I also saw some of the alien Orange Balsam, a species from North America but it is quite smart so I had to take a photo.

2 Response to "Cute little baby Fox"

Dona Says:

I didn't know that flower was called an Orange Balsam. I always called it a touch-me-not and recently saw it is also called a Jewel Flower. Interesting the different names flowers can have.

Graeme Lyons Says:

Hi Dona
Orange Balsam or Impatiens capensis is the introduced one shown here. Touch-me-not Balsam Impatiens noli-tangere is native and rare and is only found in the north west. It's the only native balsam.
Hope this helps
Graeme

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