Caterpillars and Concrete

A couple of pics for you from around our place.

The first is a Gum Emperor Moth Caterpillar – colourful and big!

We’ve got several of these guys in our gum tree, the biggest of which a week or so ago was similar to my index finger.

Click through to Flickr for a large size image (1024×768).

And secondly, with some help from Dad, Russ and Tony last weekend, we’ve not got the concrete pads in the back yard finished with extra steps also done.

The pour for the final two pads was 1.2 cubic metres, with the steps made from Macrocarpa sleepers.

Now it’s on with the planting and final landscaping…

About Chris
A self confessed geek, meteorologist (aka weather forecaster), father & proud kiwi mainlander living, working & playing in Wellington, New Zealand.

5 Responses to Caterpillars and Concrete

  1. Russ says:

    Backyard is starting to look good. Thanks for your help with my concrete pads.

  2. Chris says:

    No worries bro! 🙂

  3. Paul says:

    I am looking to establish a colony of emperor gum moths as they have disappeared from our area. Do you have access to eggs and or caterpillars ? This is the time of year moths should be emerging and breeding.

  4. Chris says:

    Paul,
    No I don’t have access to eggs. The few cocoons on the tree out the front of our place are all empty now and I have no idea where the moths have gone…

  5. Paul says:

    Thanks for looking. These were once extremerly common so i am trying to put out some feelers

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