Galls are the abnormal growth of plant tissues that are induced on plants by other organisms, including insects, mites, fungi, bacteria and some viruses. Over 1,000 different types of galls have been recorded in the UK, with some such as the witches broom galls on birch trees, or robin’s pincushion galls on dog rose, being common and well-known. They consist of a remarkable diversity of shapes and forms, and many have fascinating relationships with other species.
This informative and insightful talk is illustrated with stunning high quality photographs and is full of interesting details about the whole range of different gall types that occur in Scotland and the Caledonian Forest. Ideal for those with an active interest in ecology or the curious layperson alike, this presentation provides a wealth of knowledge about one of the remarkable phenomena in Nature that is often overlooked.
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