A few shots from Thursley to whet your appetite! Member Posts Add comments May 222017 Full report to follow shortly, but I couldn’t resist posting these – especially Steve’s wonderful cuckoo shot. Hobby by Steve C Cuckoo by Steve C Common Lizard Round-leaved Sundew One just for Malcolm . . . Oak Apple gall 5 Responses to “A few shots from Thursley to whet your appetite!” Comments (5) Malcolm says: 23 May 2017 at 9:31 pm Nice gall – an oak apple indeed. It’s “Oak Apple Day” next week on Monday 29th May. Reply Steve and Hazel says: 24 May 2017 at 7:08 pm Some good photos there. What happens on ‘ Oak Apple Day’ ? Reply Sue Healey says: 25 May 2017 at 7:28 am All round to yours on Monday then Malcolm? Julie, Sue and I saw an oak apple at Beacon Wood on Tuesday – along with some currant galls. 😉 Reply Malcolm says: 25 May 2017 at 4:20 pm Clearly none of you went to a Public School! Oak Apple Day has been around for centuries – associated with the Restoration, Charles 2nd and an oak tree (or something like that). At school if one is not wearing an oak sprig or oak gall in one’s lapel on Oak Apple Day then bigger boys beat up smaller boys (or something like that). It’s a great British tradition. To be fair I believe that some villages still celebrate Oak Apple Day – dancing etc. Reply Steve and Hazel says: 26 May 2017 at 7:11 pm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Apple_Day Enjoy the day folks 😉 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.