Out for a Quick Quest

Managed to get out for a couple of hours this morning, cool though sunny to start heavier cloud and spots of rain came in a the morning progressed.

Saw this the other day while I was out though didn’t have my camera. Insect infestation of hedge, there was another section further up the same road. This was just outside of Shippon.

Not sure we get enough sun for a decent wine.

Strange place to park your car whilst you have a round of golf, close to the entrance gate of Frilford Heath C.C.

War memorial in the small hamlet of Garford.

Unusual sculpture again in Garford.

Abundant cow parsley in the roadside verges near Lyford.

Yes,there had to be a thatched property in here somewhere, The Plough, West Hanney.

East Hanney, from here it was time for home.

Bike – Tifosi Classico.

Journey – Solo.

Distance – 25 miles.

8 response to "Out for a Quick Quest"

    • By: DJG Posted: May 28, 2019

      Carried out a little research this morning and the culprit could well be a species of ermine moth of which there appears to hundreds of differing makes.

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: May 27, 2019

    Infested hedge — are those bag worms?
    The cow parsley looks very similar to Queen Anne’s Lace here, I find they are similar but not exactly the same species.
    Great photos, enjoyed the tour!

  2. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: May 27, 2019

    The hedge infestation is, I guess, unwelcome.

    We get similar stuff covering Gorse – from a mite we brought in to get rid of the plant which took a liking to the Tasmanian climate and became a real nuisance. The effectiveness varies but in some places the gorse is dying off well.

    • By: DJG Posted: May 28, 2019

      I think the cause is a species of ermine moth.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: May 28, 2019

    I can never see too many of those thatched roofed buildings. Nice tour you had for yourself on this day ;’p-).

    • By: DJG Posted: May 28, 2019

      Thanks Nancy, I’ll remember that the next time I’m out Questing.

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