Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Young leaves

 Fresh young leaves are usually attractive and characteristic of spring.  These are the developing oak laeves on the oak cordon in GCM3. The coppery tints fade after a few days.

Hawthorns are very bright to but I feel there should be far more creatures in this burgeoning lushness. Scouring GSM3 with close focus binoculars every day, I not only look for invertebrates, but try to see if there is any feeding damage from larvae.  There are some suspicious holes in wood dock leaves, but nothing else.  Still the young leaves with their bright green leaves and red stems are very nice to look at.