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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 out deserts. A wealth of biodiversity is located there, as a result 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 complete south-eastern Australian Alps process reaches its northern restrict within the Brindabella levels. every one of those habitats has its personal wealthy suite of crops and animals, so an exceptional range of existence are available inside an hour’s force of Parliament House.
A Bush Capital 12 months introduces the fauna, vegetation, habitats and reserves of the Australian Capital Territory and contains the newest learn to be had. It additionally emphasises usually unappreciated or maybe unrecognised city wildlife.
For every month of the yr there are 10 tales which debate both a species or a bunch of species, corresponding to mosses and mountain grasshoppers. whereas by no means anthropomorphic, the various tales are written from the organism’s perspective, whereas others are from that of an observer. appealing work supplement the textual content and make allowance larger visualisation of the tales and the themes.
2011 Whitley Award Commendation for local usual History.

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