Plant Galls Talk – 8th November 2017 (change of date)

Plant galls are an abnormal growth of a plant in response to an attack by some other organism – fungus, bacteria, virus or invertebrate.  The growths they produce are often fascinating and colourful, and the organisims that cause the galls often have unusual and interesting life cycles, like the tongues of fire gall, which has two generations that alternate between hawthorn and juniper.

Tongues of fire gall
Tongues of fire gall (Photo Credit – Graham Calow, NatureSpot)

 

Come an hear Dr Chris Leach of the British Plant Gall Society talking about plant galls and the organisms that cause them on 8th November 2017 at 7.30 pm in the Lounge at Knighton Parish Centre, Church Lane, Knighton LE2 3WG.  Please note the change of date from 15th November due to a clash with the AGM of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

 

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