INFO PROCESSIONARY CATERPILLARS

La Cité de pierres

INFO PROCESSIONARY CATERPILLARS

You are in a natural site where a living ecosystem is developing. We must respect it and learn to live with it.

This year, processionary caterpillars are present on the Causse Noir. It is an insect with which it is necessary to take precautions because its hairs are stinging and allergenic.

A few tips to protect yourself:

  •     Do not touch the caterpillars or their cocoons
  •     Do not approach or crush them during your walks
  •     Do not disturb or dig the ground or sand
  •     Do not touch traps and bags placed around trees
  •     From time to time, certain routes or activities may be closed or adapted to respect the processions in progress.

For domestic animals, caterpillars represent a real danger, especially for dogs. It is with regret that we will not be able to accept dogs for this season when they are usually welcome.

During your visit, our team is at your disposal on 05 65 60 66 30 or directly at the reception-shop located in the main car park.

For more information on processionary caterpillars:

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12100 Millau - France
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