When I spotted this hairy chap I did not touch! Any ideas of what he will turn in to? I have yet to find out in the searches I have done so your knowledge is welcome.
Update May 9th with many thanks to Michelle of Rambling Woods for identifying this hairy caterpillar as a Ruby Tiger Moth Caterpillar via Wildlife Insight
Ruby Tiger Moth Caterpillar
The Ruby Tiger Moth Caterpillar grows to about 35mm and has a fairly wide distribution throughout most of the British Isles but is more common in the south where there are two broods.
When looked at closely the hairs are light brown and sprout in tufts.
It can often be seen basking in the sun on low vegetation during the autumn and spring.
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