Our friend the Rev. Prebendary John Woolmer saw about 25 males in Fermyn Woods, Northants, today. Obviously it's coming out there with a bang, and Fermyn will be well worth working this weekend (weather permitting).
On Tuesday July 1st the Rev. Prebendary will officially Bless the 2014 Fermyn Woods Purple Emperor season. 10.30am, 'Poplar Corner' at Lady Wood Head. I'll be there. All welcome, clothing optional.
Also, look out for John's customary letter to The Times on the state of the Purple Emperor season (assuming The Editor accepts it).