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The Oak Processionary Moth

We’ve spotted a number of these ‘nests’ made by the Oak Processionary Moths in nearby oak trees here in the Netherlands. We’ve never seen them ever before. That’s global warming for you Mr Trump!!!

But, before blaming Mr Trump too much, it looks like we British might be responsible for introducing this particular (and toxic) pest into Europe. More information here.

The Oak Processionary Moth - Richard Broom Photography
The Oak Processionary Moth – Richard Broom Photography

The Not Stinging Nettle

Sue tells me that, whilst the plant/weed shown in the first image below looks like a stinging nettle, it isn’t and you would not be stung if you touched it. I will not be testing this hypothesis. If it looks like a stinging nettle, then it will sting you. I apply the same logic to snakes. If it is a snake, it is poisonous!

For comparison purposes, the image at the bottom of this post is a stinging nettle.

The Not Stinging Nettle (apparently)
The Stinging Nettle – definitely!
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