Children at Fritwell village primary school in Oxfordshire appeared on the BBC's "Countryfile" on October 19th. Eight children and two staff members joined presenter Matt Baker and experts from the Woodland Trust and Hull University in Wytham Woods near Oxford to learn about the threat to our horse-chestnut trees from invading moths. They enjoyed the day, noting also the onset of autumn, and learned how native parasitic wasps help to combat the invaders.
Note: your editor in September for the second time in ten years saw horse-chestnut trees in flower in Budapest, alongside the conkers and those signs of autumn leaves! Maybe the trees can fight back if global warming is having such effects!