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Most of the remaining single-horned Javan rhinoceroses, for example, are now restricted to the Ujung Kulon National Park on the western tip of Java.

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I judged a competition recently and out of 30 or so entries just two were about the natural world and the rest were about the people who had written them. But later, over a glass of white wine, sitting outside for a coronavirus-age, al fresco lunch, he adds, “What I will say is that in much modern nature writing there is a tendency to view the natural world as a kind of magic globe in which to view oneself. Mabey’s first book, 1972’s Food for Free, was a handbook on foraging, 40 years before hipsters were doing it, and has never been out of print.

And there is Jill, “bedrock of the siblings, without the flighty neuroticism and oddity of her elders”, as Mabey puts it. The only ape found in India, the hoolock gibbon, is confined to the rainforests of the eastern region. Octavo softcover (VG+) in d/w (VG+) ; all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable.

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These days with wild food ever more popular, the leaves are sometimes served in sandwiches, being tastier than lettuce, and used in mozarella pie, pizza, and, fried as crisps. The great Indian bustard ( Ardeotis nigriceps), now confined to central and western India, is an endangered species protected by legislation. Those forests generally grow in areas with less than 24 inches (600 mm) of rain but are also found in more humid areas, where deciduous forests have been degraded because of unregulated grazing, felling, and shifting agriculture.

Yet it’s disappearing from many towns, verges and gardens due to a chemical ‘Lawnageddon’ (see video below). Natural” because these microorganisms do not cause disease to their host (unless under certain conditions, such as when the host becomes immunocompromised).

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Its campaign of civil disobedience included revealing the sites of the regional seats of government – “Those things dug underground, where the elite would be allowed to go in the event of a nuclear war and govern the lives of us wretched survivors,” he says.Dandelions ( Taraxacum) and its relative Cats Ear ( Calendula), are among the very best insect nectar plants.

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