FW: Off topic. With trepidation. But they will fly, eventually.

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Subject: FW: Off topic. With trepidation. But they will fly, eventually.
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 06:20:09 +1100

Thank you everyone for the wonderful response I had.  You are all such wonderful, knowledgeable and interesting people.  And even the purist of you didn’t chastise me for a non-bird posting.  After all, you cannot really isolate one part of our natural environment from the rest of it.



From: Margaret Leggoe [
Sent: Tuesday, 14 December 2010 6:05 PM
Subject: Off topic. With trepidation. But they will fly, eventually.


On Mt Wanniassa this morning I was intrigued by this cute little wattle and daub cottage hanging vertically from a very chewed old leaf.  I “borrowed” it to get a really close photograph, and then noticed these small but hungry caterpillars on an adjacent leaf.  Could it be the caterpillars hatched from eggs within the “cottage”?  And if so, what moth or butterfly would have jaws strong enough to chew through those twigs to construct the little house?  I am completely unaware of moths or butterflies with chewing mouthparts.

And now I will duck for cover for putting up a non-bird posting. 

Margaret Leggoe





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