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Bromsgrove
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
burnet rose

The name of the rose

Mary Green explores why we call our flowers by so many names. I was unhappy to see that the railway people have mowed down all the...
tree

Under the spreading chestnut tree

Mary Green identifies ‘useful’ trees to look out for in May. May is a lovely time to visit woodland, before the trees close out the...
snail

Caterpillars and snails

Mary Green reminds us of the important role played by ‘pests’. Following last month’s article about hedges (and the lovely reader’s letter that echoed it),...
hedge

Here’s a health to the bird in the bush

Mary Green praises ‘good’ hedges and the birds that use them. The title this month comes from an old folk song. I can’t find any...
daffodils

Plant wisdom

Mary Green looks at the hidden powers of our plants.In the old way of describing the year, February is the first month of Spring....
mallards

The secrets of ducks

Mary Green shows why our wildlife is fascinating. During my illness last year, I found watching what was going on in the world around me a...
yew

Dark month, dark trees

Mary Green continues her series on trees in the Celtic calendar. We have a wildlife star in Alvechurch now – an albino (white) grey squirrel!...
sloes

As black as any sloe

Mary Green continues her series on trees in the Celtic calendar. September at last brought cooler weather, but we’ve certainly had a summer this year!...
apples

September harvest

Mary Green continues her series on trees in the Celtic calendar. The hot dry summer had quite an effect on wildlife, though not always in...
heather and gorse

Hazel & heather

Mary Green continues her series on trees in the Celtic calendar. Summer so far is warm and dry, but there is lots of sun, so...