Cobwebs ... I think, anyway.
I'VE waited for a few days before answering Mr Burnie's request for wildlife information which I'd hoped would be answered in the Journal Letters page by someone more senior to myself.
Mr Burnie asked what the bushes, where he walks, are encrusted with as he's worried the bushes might die as they are covered from head to foot.
If I remember correctly (and I'm not 100% confident of my answer) the 'cobwebs' are a product of a particular type of moth and, as far as I know, the 'cobwebs' are harmless.
My best wishes to your charity, Mr Burnie.
DAVID TURNBULL (part-time wildlife ranger), Alnwick, Northumberland