Rejoice! O English hearts, rejoice! O lovers dear!
Rejoice! O City, town and country. Rejoice, eke every shire!
For now the fragrant flowers do sprout and spring in seemly sort,
The little birds do sit and sing, the lambs do make fine sport....
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Beaumont and Fletcher
But now we worry. Is this going to be another scorching summer, another step down the road to planetary catastrophe?
However, this wasn't at the front of my mind as I worked my way along a hedgerow of hawthorn, field maple and dogwood. Only mid-May but the mite, Aceria myriadeum, was already causing a rash of pimples on the acer leaves.
The galls of Aceria myriadeum seem to be found wherever Field Maple
is found. Stefen Hill Pocket Park, 14 May, 2019
|Damsel Flies were dashing around...|