Stuart Moore

“Buxton Island reflections” © Stuart Moore
“Buxton Island reflections” © Stuart Moore

The Impact of Alien Species: some examples from Wanstead Park

The native fauna and flora of the British Isles has been augmented by introductions over many centuries. Some trees like the Sycamore and the Sweet Chestnut arrived many centuries ago and have become integrated into our landscapes.

Other aliens are more recent arrivals with a few being perceived as invasive species. One of these is the purple flowered Rhododendron ponticum which produces viable seeds and spreads some distance from its introduced sites.

Rhododendron Ponticum © Geoff Wilkinson
Rhododendron Ponticum © Geoff Wilkinson

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Kids and Cows

Its not many years ago that cows used to roam freely around our patch. This short sequence shows kids and cows meeting in Bushwood, perhaps for the first time, to the consternation of both!