Discovery Writer's Series: 'A Bush Capital Year'

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Subject: Discovery Writer's Series: 'A Bush Capital Year'
From: "Tony Lawson" <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:51:28 +1000
Discovery Writers Series: 'A Bush Capital Year'
Start: 23 June 2011 6.00 pm


CSIRO Discovery
Clunies Ross Street
Acton ACT 2601

General Information

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a treasure trove for naturalists, despite being without a coastline, without rainforest or without deserts. A wealth of biodiversity is found there, due to the close proximity of three major habitat types.

The great western woodland grassy plains bump up against the inland edge of the coastal hinterland mountain forests, while the whole south-eastern Australian Alps system reaches its northern limit in the Brindabella Ranges. Each of these habitats has its own rich suite of plants and animals, so a great diversity of life can be found within an hour's drive of Parliament House.

A Bush Capital Year introduces the fauna, flora, habitats and reserves of the ACT and includes the most recent research available. It also emphasises often unappreciated or even unrecognised urban wildlife.

For each month of the year there are 10 stories which discuss either a species or a group of species, such as mosses and mountain grasshoppers. While never anthropomorphic, many of the stories are written from the organism's point of view, while others are from that of an observer. Beautiful paintings complement the text and allow better visualisation of the stories and the subjects.

Both the author Ian Fraser from Environment Tours, Vertego Environmental Consultancy and the illustrator Peter Marsac will chat about their work.

Autographed copies of A Bush Capital Year will be on sale for A$49.95.

For more information, visit CSIRO PUBLISHING's A Bush Capital Year: A Natural History of the Canberra Region [external link].

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