Thursday, 5 November 2009

Seeing the Changes 244



At Penclacwydd, the Hazel (Corylus avellana) had already started to wave its male catkins and many of the now leafless Goat willow (Salix caprea) appeared to have large accumulations (most wingless but some with wings) of Giant willow aphids (Tuberolachnus salignus) on their stems. In Loughor, Osier (Salix viminalis) catkins were starting to poke through.

2 comments:

Coastcard said...

We saw a flowering daffodil (or narcissus?) at Aberglasney - in October.

Paul Brain said...

There seems to be lots of material (both animal and plant) that seems well unsynchronised to their typical seasons.

Pestilential?

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