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By Ian Fraser,Peter Marsack

The Australian Capital Territory is a treasure trove for naturalists, regardless of being with out a beach, with no rainforest or with no deserts. A wealth of biodiversity is located there, end result of the shut proximity of 3 significant habitat varieties: the good western forest grassy plains bump up opposed to the inland fringe of the coastal hinterland mountain forests, whereas the full south-eastern Australian Alps approach reaches its northern restrict within the Brindabella levels. each one of those habitats has its personal wealthy suite of vegetation and animals, so a very good range of existence are available inside an hour’s force of Parliament House.
A Bush Capital 12 months introduces the fauna, flowers, habitats and reserves of the Australian Capital Territory and contains the latest examine to be had. It additionally emphasises frequently unappreciated or maybe unrecognised city wildlife.
For every month of the 12 months there are 10 tales which debate both a species or a gaggle of species, reminiscent of mosses and mountain grasshoppers. whereas by no means anthropomorphic, a number of the tales are written from the organism’s standpoint, whereas others are from that of an observer. attractive work supplement the textual content and make allowance larger visualisation of the tales and the topics.
2011 Whitley Award Commendation for local common History.

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