Biodiversity , Current Affairs , Mistletoe , Orchard , Science , Travel

Mistletoe website, auction and survey news

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Running late on so many mistletoe matters this season. And hardly had time for blog updates. So here are a few bits and pieces of info, just to get things moving and answer some questions: Mistletoe crop 2014 – looking good, lots of berries. And, for all those journos who insist on writing silly stories about a berry glut (or shortage, if doom’n’gloom is your forte) being due to a hot/cold, dry/wet, winter/spring/summer/autumn (take a […]

Biodiversity , Current Affairs , Mistletoe , Orchard , Science

New season mistletoe – loaded with berries

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New season mistletoe looking good. Lots of berries – again… We seem to have several good berry seasons in a row. This year they’re even turning white early – with some almost fully white (though not yet translucent) already. That fits with other fruiting trends this season – many other plants’ fruits and berries ripened early too. The mistletoe berries aren’t all green though – plants still in shade still have solidly green berries. Our […]

Biodiversity , Current Affairs , Mistletoe , Religion , Science

Oh no, it’s mistletoe season again!

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Mistletoe season is looming ever larger. Again. And despite it happening this time every year, I do feel it’s taken me a little by surprise this season. Lots still to do and to plan. Including reporting on current mistletoe matters here. This season I’m planning to; re-launch the Mistletoe League project, making a clearer distinction between the management survey and the fruit varietal preference survey (if you don’t know what that’s all about, visit british.mistletoe.org.uk). […]