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Friday 13 September 2019


Mary went down to pick Elderberries yesterday and discovered this guy busy enjoying lunch.

This is the Cecropia Moth in its mature larvae stage. It will soon spin an overwintering cocoon attached to a twig of the Elderberry plant. Another sign that winter is coming.

It will emerge next year, sometime in May to July as an adult month with a wingspan of over six inches. It would be wonderful to see that happen in the spring.

Yes, Mary did pick the last of the Elderberries. We managed to get 4.27 lbs of berries from our few plants. Each year our production should increase as the mature plants send out new runners and more plants fill the area.

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