The Invasive Species Keeping Me Sane During Lockdown

I remember my first sighting: swooping over my head in Richmond Park, a flash of green. What the… parrot?

It’s wild but it turns out that it’s true: London has parrots,¬†likely released pets that found one another (though rumors abound) and then conquered the city’s green spaces. Apparently the natural habitat of these¬†“ring-necked parakeets” isn’t different enough from London’s parks to discourage proliferation.