“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.

Wet Leaf Texture in November

Wet dead leaves of Plane and Whitebeam in a heap against the wall on the north side of Greenwood House, 5 November 2022.

Late Afternoon Autumn Sky

The hazy sun shrouded by mist and clouds going down to the west of Greenwood House late on the afternoon of 29th October 2022.

Autumn Beech Leaves 2

Autumn Beech leaves on the cascading lower branches of one of the huge Copper Beech trees on the south side of Greenwood House. The small round holes in the leaves where the light shines through are the places where galls made by minute insects have fallen away once the larvae have emerged.

Autumn Beech Leaves 1

Autumn Beech leaves surviving in the middle of otherwise bare upright branches on a small tree in the Greenwood House car park. The twigs are already bearing leaf buds for next Spring.


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