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A Sting in the Tale

A Sting in the Tale

Author(s): Dave Goulson

Location(s): England, Kent

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 20th Centuryy

As a small boy, Dave Goulson was obsessed with wildlife – from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets to his ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But it was the bumblebee that fascinated him the most. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee was driven to extinction in Britain by intensive farming practices. With ground-breaking research into these curious creatures, A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson’s passionate drive to reintroduce them to their native land.

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