SU0726 : Blackberries, Pitts Lane

taken 13 years ago, near to Bishopstone, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Blackberries, Pitts Lane
Blackberries, Pitts Lane
There will be an abundant supply of blackberries later in the year. According to folklore, the berries should not be eaten after Michaelmas (29th September) because, it was said, the Devil spat on them, and they become mushy and insipid. The origin is probably due to the flesh fly, which dribbles saliva on the berries in order to suck up the juice. Brambles were sometimes planted on graves “to stop the dead from walking on them”. In July, female Shield Bugs tend their young in the bramble patches. This was considered by all to be the food of the faeries and it was extremely taboo to eat them within Celtic Britain.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 October, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009
Category
Fruit   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 073 260 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.0152N 1:53.7592W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 073 260
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