The fascinating world of the plant gall – and the organisms that form them
Join Roy Vickery to look for early season galls on Tooting Common, including hopefully some of the early season sexual phase wasp galls on the oaks (Q.Robur & Q.Cerris) and some of the aphid galls on hawthorn. Roy hopes to be joined by Tommy Root of the British Plant Gall Society (to be confirmed). British Plant Gall Society
Roy is a renowned botanist specialising in plant-lore and also president of the SLBI, as well as the author of Vickery’s Folk Flora.
NB Participants are limited to the numbers currently permitted by the government regarding social distancing, presently 6 people at 1+ metres, we hope that will change and numbers can increase in which case we will update the ticket availability.
Roy will not be wearing a mask for audio reasons i.e. so that he can be heard, but will be happy to should any participant prefer him to.
NB: There is some uneven ground, but can adapt to suit our walkers.
Meeting point to be given on booking.
Tickets: Donations only please
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Photo: Gall formed by the gall-wasp Andricus grossulariae, on Turkey oak, Quercus cerris, Tooting Common, May 2020