On Sunday 26 April at 11am the Wren Wildlife & Conservation Group Held its second free virtual meeting online using Zoom.
After our successful first meeting on bees and bee-flies (see blog), this second meeting was on the topic of plant galls.
James Heal, Chair of the Wren Group, is a passionate amateur advocate of cecidology, the little known study of plant galls. If you have wondered about strange growths on acorns or distorted shapes on leaves and what has caused them, then this is the presentation for you. If you have native trees or plants growing near you, then you almost certainly have plant galls, and many of them can lead to an accurate identification of their, often tiny or microscopic invertebrate causers without ever having to see the creatures themselves