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1001 Species: A Natural history of a Small Town

A fully illustrated and comprehensive natural history of the town of Baie-D'Urfé just west of Montreal in Québec. It describes and catalogues birds, insects, flowers, trees, fungi, lichens ... everything in fact and reveals the remarkable biodiversity of suburban nature when you really stop to look at what is around you.

Includes suggestions of places to enjoy the wildlife and how to "see" what you have in your garden and nearby.

148 pages

This early version of the book is FREE (please download using the big blue button) BUT it is an earlier draft version of the text and so it does contain some typographic misspellings etc. If you are OK with that then ... it remains free and I hope you enjoy it. 

** However ... a final version of the book with the typos eliminated is also available in PRINT format (print-on-demand) or PDF (immediate download). The price of this version has been kept as low as possible and is charged to readers at cost + a couple of dollars and any small profits will be donated to local conservation organisations. The author is not taking a personal profit.

Please consider the PRINT version by visiting this [link]


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This book and all images and text within it are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to share a reasonable amount of content by way of quotation, but for non-commercial purposes only and you may not alter anything without permission.

You should also show attribution – such as © Richard Gregson 2022 for example.

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  • Last Updated September 16, 2022