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31 March 2021
SIR, – Don’t step on caterpillars, they are reaching out for support.
Recently I witnessed a child step on a caterpillar, in a retail central business district. His father was nonchalant about this senseless act of violence.
It was a native animal that has adapted to imported grapevines.
Butterflies are second to bees in terms of pollination and our agricultural industries need them.
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If you see a wayward caterpillar on a footpath, take a moment out of your busy schedule to chill and re-locate it to the nearest grapevine.
Allow yourself to enjoy the ‘feel good’ endorphins. Educate yourself about beneficial insects and growing flowering plants.
An easy way is to join your local experts, who can be found in gardening clubs and at community gardens.
The entire March 31, 2021 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!
The entire March 31, 2021 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!