By David Sutton
Aimed toward either the overall reader and the beginner naturalist, this advisor provides a hundred and fifty of the simplest recognized species of untamed plants universal to Britain and Europe. each one species is defined intimately and is illustrated with a color portray. The advent comprises suggestion on making a choice on wild flora, the several households and a close key to flower species.
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There are probably fewer than fifty individuals left alive. Silhouette Island in the Seychelles is now the only place where the critically endangered Seychelles sheath-tailed bat lives. 44 Pipistrelles are the smallest European bats. They also live in southwestern Asia, Korea, Japan, Kashmir (India/Pakistan), and Morocco (Africa). Upside-down Births Most bats raise only one baby at a time, but a few species have two, three, or four offspring. Female bats give birth while hanging upside down, catching and cradling the baby in their wings.
The Barbary macaque is unusual. It is the only monkey living in northern Africa. There is a single colony of wild Barbary macaques in Europe, too, on the rock of Gibraltar. Barbary macaques have no tail and are sometimes called Barbary apes. Japanese macaques live farther north than any other wild primate except people. They have thick fur that helps them survive cold, snowy winters. They are very intelligent. Many of these Old World monkeys live close to humans. People find their playful habits funny to watch, but monkeys can also be a nuisance.
The gelada baboon is the only primate that just eats grass! A large mandrill can weigh as much as seventy talapoin monkeys! Japanese macaques in northern Japan bathe in volcanic hot springs to keep warm in winter! 37 Badgers These boldly patterned relatives of weasels and otters are well known as stout, powerful animals born to dig. However, the ancestors of modern badgers were small, bushy-tailed tree climbers. 38 omnivores M ost badgers are superb diggers. They have short, powerful legs and large, strong claws.
Green Guide to Wild Flowers of Britain And Europe (Michelin Green Guides) by David Sutton