The Friends enjoyed an extremely informative illustrated talk, not only about plant galls but also leaf mines, given by local naturalist, Keith Palmer. This was followed by a short walk along the lane outside Place Farm to search the foliage for any signs of mines or galls. The combined efforts of fourteen pairs of eyes soon spotted various leaves of interest, all of which were keenly examined through our hand lenses. It was agreed by all to have been a most successful event and Keith has been invited back to lead another workshop for us next year.
Apples and Pincushions: The Secret World of Plant Galls
Join local naturalist, Keith Palmer, for an introduction to this fascinating and often overlooked aspect of natural history. We shall begin with an illustrated talk in the Milking Parlour at Place Farm, followed by a short walk in the Country Park to see if we can find some of the commoner, and maybe not so common, galls. Keith led our very popular Lichen Workshop last year so this promises to be an excellent event. Be sure to book early to ensure a place!
Date: Saturday 9th July @ 10.30am
Venue: The Milking Parlour, Place Farm, off Fairlight Road (full details given on booking)
Cost: £2, or free to Friends of HCPNR
N.B. Booking essential for this event. Please contact Jill Howell on: 01424 815256 or Jan Armour on: 01424 715556