A Bush Capital Year: A Natural History of the Canberra by Ian Fraser,Peter Marsack

By Ian Fraser,Peter Marsack

The Australian Capital Territory is a treasure trove for naturalists, regardless of being and not using a sea coast, with out rainforest or with no deserts. A wealth of biodiversity is located there, because of the shut proximity of 3 significant habitat kinds: the nice western forest grassy plains bump up opposed to the inland fringe of the coastal hinterland mountain forests, whereas the entire 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 an excellent range of existence are available inside an hour’s force of Parliament House.
A Bush Capital yr introduces the fauna, plant life, habitats and reserves of the Australian Capital Territory and contains the newest study to be had. It additionally emphasises usually unappreciated or perhaps unrecognised city wildlife.
For every month of the yr there are 10 tales which debate both a species or a gaggle of species, equivalent to mosses and mountain grasshoppers. whereas by no means anthropomorphic, a few of the tales are written from the organism’s viewpoint, whereas others are from that of an observer. attractive work supplement the textual content and make allowance higher visualisation of the tales and the themes.
2011 Whitley Award Commendation for local ordinary History.

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