Although the trees around the farm are looking cool and very green, the forest near Clover Cottage appears to be scorched by fire! This is the work of a very small caterpillar larvae of the gumleaf skeletoniser moth, which has devastated the the foliage of the eucalypts in the forest. Department of Environment and Conservation research scientist, Dr Janet Farr said “The defloliation does have an impact on the trees, but most trees recover, although this can take some years!” The oubreak is associated with warm, dry conditions and predicts it will get more severe into February. If you interested in reading more about this little caterpillar with a big impact visit http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=3483&Itemid=99999999 and read the article written by Dr Janet Farr.
Caterpillars in the Forest
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Hear from our guests
Came here to umwind, what a beautiful, peace of paradise. This was our second time here and we have enjoyed ourselves so muchas we did the first visit. Loved the spa, watching the bird life from the balcony and caught a few trout. Clover Cottages is the perfect place to relax and re-ignite your relationship. We will be back again at Xmas.
PS Loved Floyd (what a beautiful dog)
Jules and Al (Yanchep)