Tree Trail: Section 2

Section 2: Butterflies

Yew Tree

Yew needles are highly toxic to humans and mammals,
but are eaten by the satin beauty moth.

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Pine Tree

The pine moth's larvae are left to hibernate and then
continue to grow on the pine tree.

Oak Tree

The purple hair-streaked butterfly's caterpillars feed
on the flowers and buds of the oak tree.

Horse Chestnut Tree

The caterpillar of the triangle moth and the leaf
miner moth feed on the horse chestnut's leaves.

Ash Tree

The compost which builds up underneath this tree
encourages the growth of flowers, which in turn attract
butterflies, in particular the brown fritillary.