By Dave Goulson
FOLLOWING within the FOOTSTEPS of serious NATURE WRITERS resembling E.O. WILSON AND captivating MEMOIRS LIKE GERALD DURRELL'S MY relations AND different ANIMALS, THIS attention-grabbing booklet WILL adjust the way in which we predict approximately BUMBLEBEES.
Dave Goulson grew to become passionate about flora and fauna as a small boy turning out to be up in rural Shropshire, beginning with an more and more unique menagerie of pets. whilst his curiosity grew to become to the anatomical, there have been even a few ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. yet bees are the place Goulson's actual ardour lies—the humble bumblebee in particular.
Once typically present in the marshes of Kent, the English short-haired bumblebee went extinct within the uk, yet through a accident nonetheless exists within the wilds of latest Zealand, the descendants of some pairs shipped over within the 19th century. Dave Goulson's passionate quest to reintroduce it to its place of birth is among the highlights of a booklet that comes with unique study into the behavior of those mysterious creatures, history's courting with the bumblebee, and recommendation on tips on how to safeguard the bumblebee for destiny generations.
One of the United Kingdom's most beneficial conservationists and the founding father of the Bumblebee Conservation belief, Goulson combines lighthearted stories of a kid's becoming ardour for nature with a deep perception into the an important value of the bumblebee. He info the trivia of existence within the nest, sharing attention-grabbing learn into the consequences in depth farming has had on our bee inhabitants and the aptitude risks if we're to proceed down this path.
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