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IN THIS EXCITING ISSUE:
British wildlife species & habitats, ID guides, your local patch and things to do.
Portfolio: America’s swamps
Spellbinding pictures by Mac Stone capture the enigmatic beauty of these important wetlands, home to alligators, turtles and snake birds.
Bring back the lynx!
Patrick Barkham investigates the case for reintroducing one of our biggest predators, which many experts say could give Britain an environmental and economic boost.
Why the world’s fastest creature, which patrols skies from Arctic tundra to the urban jungle, has become a global success story.
Kenny Taylor revels in the antics of a podgy and pugnacious rodent living the high life in Europe’s mountain pastures.
Bill’s crane quest
Bill Oddie goes in search of wolves, jungle cats, sunbirds – oh, and 30,000 common cranes – in northern Israel’s Hula Valley.
Calling all researchers and amateur photographers: enter our camera-trap competition now for the chance to win.
Plus all your usual favourites: Richard Mabey, Agenda, Q&A, Books, TV, Crossword, Your Letters, Your Photos and more.