May Day celebrations in my south Oxfordshire village, with may pole, ice cream van, lots of fun and a flowering horse-chestnut in the background. How typically English!
But once again the signs of change are present. Here are the first of this year's generation of horse-chestnut leaf-miner (Cameraria ohridella). The first mines will be seen in 3-4 weeks - before the trees' leaves turn brown in mid-summer.