Well, as 'beware' signs go, this is refreshingly different. And there were inded dangling caterpillars ahead, thousands of them all over this tree -
This is Camley Street Natural Park in the heart of London, just north of St Pancras station. It's tiny, just two acres; a former coal yard on the banks of the Regent's Canal, recently refurbished and back as a delightful pocket-size nature reserve.
And those caterpillars - well, they are spindle ermine moth caterpillars, since you ask!
There's lots of other reasons to visit this charming haven of peace and wildlife - today I saw reed warblers, which I was quite chuffed about.
And even in such a tiny area there's meadow, wetlands, reed beds, and a dead wood area ... plus a half decent cafe!
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