Monday, 5 May 2014

Another May Day - another generation of leaf miners

May Day celebrations in my south Oxfordshire village, with may pole, ice cream van, lots of fun and a flowering horse-chestnut in the background. How typically English!

But once again the signs of change are present. Here are the first of this year's generation of horse-chestnut leaf-miner (Cameraria ohridella). The first mines will be seen in 3-4 weeks - before the trees' leaves turn brown in mid-summer.

This year is the first year we will not be running Conker Tree Science in the way that we have for the past four years. We are presently updating the website ready for the leaf-miner season, with more news soon.

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