September 2012



Portfolio: spy on safari

Extraordinary new low-angle photos by Anup Shah capture the powerful predators and panicking prey of the Kenyan savannah.



Radioactive swallows, a close season on hares and ‘greening’ the timber trade. Plus Mark Carwardine on South Korea’s whaling plans.


The lion in your living room

Expert John Bradshaw explores the fascinating behaviour that our pet cats share with lions and other wild felines.


Flying squirrel

Gorgeous photographs by Benjam Pöntinen reveal the seldom-seen nocturnal lives of Siberian flying squirrels.


Fair game or foul?

By autumn, pheasants are the most abundant birds in Britain. Mark Avery investigates the impact that millions of these introduced aliens have on our native wildlife and habitats.


Going Dutch

When he moved to the Netherlands, Stephen Mills fell in love with this watery wonderland. Join him in this artificial yet bird-rich habitat.


Nature-writing awards

Watching ‘water dragons’ in a Bedfordshire stream captured our winner’s imagination. 



September’s best reads, and Stanley Johnson shares his favourite book.


Tales from the Bush

A close encounter with an alien invader while waiting (and waiting) for kingfishers to show.


The Big Question: 

Expert Steve Harris reveals how moles, marmots, badgers and other mammals adapt to the challenges of life underground.


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31st July 2012
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