IN THIS EXCITING ISSUE:
Portfolio: Apennine chamois
Breathtaking photographs by Bruno D’Amicis show Europe’s greatest mammalian acrobats at home on the steepest rock faces.
2012: your best ever wildlife year
Eighteen pages of activities, tips and advice to help you make the most of the natural world.
Winter: Feed garden foxes, see huge flocks of wild swans and get close to mountain hares.
Spring: Discover the joys of wildflowering. Plus watch badgers and hunt for reptiles.
Summer: Explore the Cairngorms, tune into bats, create a nature table, go on a rockpool safari and creep up on fishing otters.
Autumn: Hunt for ancient trees, create a wildlife pond and meet red squirrels.
Photographers Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg wrap up warm to shoot an intimate portrait of Iceland’s only native land mammal.
From ice crawlers to cycads and horseshoe crabs, Piotr Naskrecki travels the globe to find ancient species that have cheated extinction.
Competition: travel writer of the year 2012
Write about one of your wildlife adventures for the chance to win a dream safari to Botswana.
Plus all your usual favourites: Richard Mabey, Agenda, Q&A, Books, TV, Crossword, Your Letters, Your Photos and more.