Thursday, 14 May 2020

Settle Wildflowers - Day 23 - White 6 - Trees

1. Hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna

First significant Hawthorn in flower on 11 May (I have seen a few individual flower heads on some town planted hedges the previous week.)

This tree in Craven Bank above Giggleswick School is at 177 metres (581 feet). Height above sea level has a big effect on opening time.

2. Rowan. 
Sorbus aucuparia

This started coming out on 6 May opposite Limestone View 

Any offers for a name for this insect?
I wonder if it is St Mark's Fly  Bibio marci which comes out on St Mark's Day 25 April? (This was photographed on 6 May), and is also known as the hawthorn fly? (As shown above most of our Hawthorns  came out on 11 May).
(I wrote about the Red-thighed St Mark's Fly Bibio Pomonae in mid August 2017 on Broughton Moor)


The with spots are caused by a galls made by a mite: Eriophyes pyri - The Pearleaf Blister Mite - which uses plants in the Rose family.


3. Apple

Apple blossom  out now. Maybe that should be classified under pink.
This was taken by Anne Read on 30 April

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