CATERPILLAR

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This vivid little caterpillar was climbing on the¬†old walls of Carlisle Castle. It’s bright orange and black stripes make it look like some want-to-be tiger but it is, in fact, the caterpillar of the Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae), a red and black day flying insect which thrives on the otherwise poisonous ragwort plant.

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HURKLING STONES

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These are the Hurkling Stones, a prominent outcrop on the top of Derwent Edge in the Peak District (Derbyshire). Although the photograph is taken on a dull day the contours of the weathered stones are very clear.

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And we found this large caterpillar was sheltering from the wind on the stones!