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A tangled bank or two

A tangleed bank of mixed wild flowers and ferns (Galicia, Spain)
A tangled bank of mixed wild flowers and ferns (Galicia, Spain)

“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of
many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting
about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these
elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon
each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around
us.” Charles Darwin

A stream bank with Umbelliferae, ferns, forget-me-nots and other wild flowers (Galicia, Spain)
A stream bank with Umbelliferae, ferns, forget-me-nots and other wild flowers (Galicia, Spain)

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I am a retired entomologist with a background in quarantine pests and invasive invertebrates. I studied zoology at Imperial College (University of London) and did a PhD on the population dynamics of a cereal aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum) in the UK. I spent 5 years with the British Antarctic Survey studing cold hardiness of Antarctic invertebates and 17 years with the Food and Environment Research Agency. My main interests now are natural history, photography, painting and bird watching.

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