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Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th April

We were lucky to have another warm and sunny weekend β˜€οΈ

While I was enjoying simply pottering about in my garden my thoughts were with all the patients in Critical Care wards suffering with this awful Covid-19 and all the amazing staff working in difficult conditions.

I sent a message to one of the amazing nurses that looked after me while I was in Critical Care to let her know that I was thinking of her during these tough times.

I remember that she used to gently comb my hair and put some clips in it, these little extra things make such a huge difference when you are so unwell and just can’t do them yourselves.

Thank you NHS.

What on earth was this that I found in my garden on Sunday evening?

I’ve never seen anything like this before so I had to have a Google.

It seems it’s a Garden Tiger Moth caterpillar which grows to about 55mm long and is often referred to as the ‘Woolly Bear’ caterpillar because of its long hairs.

It is common throughout most of the British Isles including urban gardens although its numbers seem to have declined sharply in recent years.

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