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“GREENWOOD” is a place to share posts about The Nature & History of my locality

Hi, I’m Jessica, previously a natural history museum curator, research biologist in freshwater ecology, and consultant archaeomalacologist. Now retired, I spend a lot of my time just enjoying the countryside and taking photographs.

Three starlings with iridescent plumage on the lookout for mischief

Three Starlings

Three starlings with wonderful iridescent plumage on the lookout for mischief.

Wet bee on a stalk in front of red brick building

Drenched Bumblebee

We have all been looking forward to a good downpour and much needed water after a prolonged period of drought but this poor creature got caught in the thunderstorm last night and is clinging onto a stem of heather until it can dry out and fly away. I think it it either a Buff-tailed or…

Ripe and unripe blackberries growing in the hedgerow

Hedgerow Blackberries

Last night’s fair drop of rain might help to plump up the blackberries growing in the hedgerows around the village.

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