Thursday 29 May 2008

Oak Apple Day - 29th May

I can't believe I forgot it after having saved these pictures from earlier in the month just so that I could remind everyone in the UK about it, so I've cheated a bit and dated this post from the 29th even though it's really the 30th now.

oak apples

Naturally wikipedia has an entry but so do the BBC in Wiltshire noting a local custom on the day there.

We have a fine crop on the oak trees in the Cider House field, they really do look like out of season apples at this time of year, puffed up and rosy, but of course they are chemically induced homes created by the gall wasps Biorhiza pallida. You can read a little about these here.

a good crop

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