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The Jungle Garden


Dave Goulson

The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek-by-jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive. Dave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating lives of these creatures, explaining how our lives, and ultimately the fate of humankind, are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs, bees, lacewings and hoverflies, unappreciated heroes of the natural world.

‘Exquisite…should be read by every gardener in the country’ Observer

We are in the midst of the 6th mass extinction event, with extinctions occurring faster than at any time in the last 65 million years. ‘Bioabundance’ is in decline, with recent studies showing that insects in particular seem to be disappearing fast. If it continues, this will have profound consequences for mankind and for our planet. Dave Goulson explains why insects are in decline, and suggest how we should tackle this crisis, first by turning our gardens into oases for life.

Vintage paperback, £9.99

‘Averting the Insect Apocalypse’
Zoom author talk by Dave Goulson on 17th November organised by the Colchester Natural History Society and Colchester Sixth Form College  – find out how to book a ticket  here